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Leaning houses in Hanoi, HCM City
VietNamNet Bridge - The recent collapse of a five-storied building in Hanoi has caused panic since a number of other buildings in the capital suffer tilts due to subsidence and show signs of possible collapse.

On March 31 a building on Huynh Thuc Khang Street collapsed shortly after the owner renovated his house to lease it out.

Five days later, just a few hundred meters away, hundreds of people working and living near a five-story building off Nguyen Chi Thanh Street rushed outside and were asked to leave after they were told the building showed signs of collapsing.

The same story was repeated a day later in Lac Long Quan Street, Cau Giay District, when residents panicked after finding a widening gap between two five-story buildings and one of them tilting.

Similar happenings have been reported in place after place.

Below are photos of many leaning houses in Hanoi and HCM City:

A leaning apartment building in Cong Vi Ward, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi.

A five-storey building on Nguyen Chi Thanh Street, Hanoi.

A five-storey building on Dinh Bo Linh Road, Binh Thanh District, HCM City.

Another building on Dinh Bo Linh Road.

A three-storey building on Chu Van An Road, Binh Thanh District, HCM City.