The sinkhole first appeared on January 2 (Photo: VNA)

Bac Kan (VNA) – The repaired sinkhole in Bang Lung town, Cho Don district of the northern province of Bac Kan, sank again on late January 16.

The sinking, happened at 09:35 p.m. on January 16, caused a hole that is bigger than the old one, which was about 12 metres wide and 20 metres deep.

The provincial road 254, where the sinkhole appeared, has been sealed off while the hole is monitored by authorised agencies.

The sinkhole first appeared on January 2 and was filled in with over 1,500 cubic metres of earth and rock one day later. Four affected households were also evacuated to a safer place.-VNA