Locals team up against sand thieves in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta

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Tuoi Tre News

Updated : 06/29/2017 14:30 GMT + 7

Residents on Doi Islet, located in the Mekong Delta province of Ben Tre, approach a boat of sand thieves.

Residents on an islet in Ben Tre Province, located in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta, are taking a stand against sand thieves.

The illegal exploitation of sand along the Tien (Front) River has been the main cause of subsidence and house collapse in Con Doi (Doi Islet) in Tan Phu Commune, Chau Thanh District, but locals have finally had enough.

Residents of the area have begun patrolling it to protect their home, despite threats from sand thieves.

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