As bridges in upper Kôn River have collapsed due to floodwaters, local residents have to cross the swift-flowing water below aboard a raft or by a temporary bridge made of tree roots.
For daily commute, residents in Vĩnh Thạnh district cross the river on a raft, and by pulling at a rope, they move the raft to travel to and from their homes.
There are concerns that local children could risk their lives with this method since there are no life-jackets or rescue equipment on the raft.
Around 260 families in O2, O3, O5 and Kon Tru villages are now isolated as suspension bridges connecting their villages to the outside world have collapsed, said Lê Công Chính, chairman of People’s Committee of Vĩnh Kim commune in Vĩnh Thạnh district.
Chính added that people in some villages could not get access to reliefs after flooding because there are no bridges there.
“We plan to evacuate residents in O3 village to another place because it is located near Vĩnh Sơn 5 hydroelectric plant.
We are fixing O5 bridge but have no solution for the other bridges.”
Source: Tuổi Trẻ News