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Trash washes up on central Vietnam beaches in wake of storms

By Vo Thanh, Nguyen Dong, Dac Thanh   October 22, 2022 | 05:21 am PT
Following multiple storms and floods, rising waters have dumped tons of trash onto the beaches of Da Nang and neighboring provinces.
Trash washes up on central Vietnam beaches in wake of storms

The beach of Hai Duong Commune in Hue, spanning four kilometers, is full of trash, mostly wood, plants and plastic bags.

Over the past month, central Vietnam has been impacted by three storms: Noru, Son Ca and Nesat.

Trash washes up on central Vietnam beaches in wake of storms

In places, trash is piled up as high as 30 centimeters.

Le Xuan Huong, chairman of Hai Duong Commune, said authorities would request people to clean up the trash after the floods.

Trash washes up on central Vietnam beaches in wake of storms

Besides trash, dead fish also washed onto the shore, producing unpleasant odors as they decompose.

Trash washes up on central Vietnam beaches in wake of storms

In Da Nang, dozens of kilometers of beaches along Nguyen Tat Thanh, Vo Nguyen Giap, Hoang Sa and Truong Sa streets are also littered with trash.

Trash washes up on central Vietnam beaches in wake of storms

Layers of trash are seen near a sewage outlet in Thanh Khe District.

Trash washes up on central Vietnam beaches in wake of storms

Electronic parts swept from the sea would be picked up by scrap collectors to be sold.

Trash washes up on central Vietnam beaches in wake of storms

A sign warns people off swimming at sea.

Trash washes up on central Vietnam beaches in wake of storms

On Tam Thanh Beach of Quang Nam Province, spanning 10 kilometers, layers of trash are as thick as 40 centimeters. Included are non-biodegradable plastic bags and bottles.

Trash washes up on central Vietnam beaches in wake of storms

A knot of ropes is embedded deep in the sand.

Trash washes up on central Vietnam beaches in wake of storms

Trash inundates a one-kilometer beach near the Tam Tien fish market in Nui Thanh District, Quang Nam.

Trash washes up on central Vietnam beaches in wake of storms

A local resident collects scrap to sell. Another common disposal method involves burning the trash.

 
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