Dike breached, 2,200 hectares of rice field sunken
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A dike breach in the Mekong Delta Province An Giang occurred Friday morning and sank 2,200 hectares of rice field under flood water -- the biggest ever damage caused by floods this season.
Machines were deployed to rebuild and strengthen a dike in An Giang Photo: Tuoi Tre
Flood water has also brought threats to surrounding rice fields.
It was reported that a 40 meter section of the dike in Vinh Chau Commune in Chau Doc Town collapsed by 9:30 local time and flood water cascaded into rice fields in two communes Vinh Chau and Vinh Te.
As the dike section locates in a deserted area and locals only discovered the incident around four hours later.
Local authorities and army units joined with 1,000 residents to rebuild the dike.
In a relevant note, streets in An Giang’s Long Xuyen City have become inundated in the last two days for heavy raining and rising tide from local rivers. Streets Tran Hung Dao, Hung Vuong and Ly Thai To have been sunken 0.5 meter under flood water.
Local residents give helping hands to repair the breached dike (Photo: Tuoi Tre)
Army soldiers are deployed to help farmers rescue dike (Photo: Tuoi Tre)