Horrible reality of sea pollution washes up on Vietnam beach

By Huu Khoa, Pham Linh   November 2, 2019 | 11:27 am GMT+7

At least four kilometers of the beach in central beach town of Quy Nhon was completely trashed in the wake of storm Matmo.

Over 500 students and locals of Quy Nhon walk along the beach to collect trash like nylon bags, twigs or nets on Friday after storm Matmo made landfall on Wednesday. A 4-km section of the beach is filled with trash.

On Friday, over 500 students and other residents of Quy Nhon walked along the beach to collect trash, including plastic bags, twigs and fishing net remnants that had washed up after storm Matmo made landfall on Wednesday. A four-km section of the beach was trashed.

Trash are strewn all the way from the beach to the edge of the water. 

Wave after wave delivers trash to the beach.

Students and locals use rakes and hoes to collect the trash.Quy Nhon is a city for tourism, so in order to increase the citys aesthetics, the provincial union has called for students to collect the trash, said Nguyen Tuan Anh, vice president of the Quy Nhon Universitys Student Council.

Students and locals use rakes and hoes to collect the trash.

"Quy Nhon is a town for tourism, so in order to maintain the city's aesthetics, the provincial union has called for students to collect the trash," said Nguyen Tuan Anh, a local teacher in Quy Nhon, the capital of Binh Dinh Province.

Nine students work together to pull a net out of the sand.

Students work together to pull a net out of the sand.

Trash are collected into baskets, then gathered onto the streets to be taken away by trucks.

Trash was collected in baskets and deposited on the street to be taken away by trucks.

A bunch of nets are gathered on the beach, waiting to be collected by waste treatment companies.Storm Matmo made landfall on the provinces of Binh Dinh and Phu Yen Wednesday night, carrying maximum wind speeds of 90 km per hour, but weakened into a tropical depression shortly after.The storm has fell thousands of trees and damaged hundreds of houses, ships and dams in Quy Nhon, said the Binh Dinh Peoples Committee.

A bunch of nets waiting to be collected by waste treatment companies.

Storm Matmo made landfall in the provinces of Binh Dinh and Phu Yen Wednesday night, carrying maximum wind speeds of 90 km per hour, but weakened into a tropical depression shortly after.

The storm has felled thousands of trees and damaged hundreds of houses, ships and dams in Quy Nhon, the Binh Dinh People's Committee said.

 
 
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