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High tides damage 20-m anti-flood barrier in Cần Thơ

Update: October, 11/2017 - 09:00
High tides caused serious flooding on Phan Đình Phùng Street in Cần Thơ City on October 7. — VNA/VNS Photo Thanh Liêm
Viet Nam News

CẦN THƠ — High tides over the last few days damaged a 20-metre section of an anti-flood construction work along riverbanks in Cần Thơ City’s Ninh Kiều District, affecting the property of dozens of households yesterday.

The damage occurred at area 3 on Khương Islet in the district’s Cái Khế Ward.

Several roads in the city centre were deeply flooded in the early morning and late afternoon.

Dozens of households lost household goods and fish cages that were swept away to river.

Nguyễn Văn Giàu, a local resident, said his home and dozens of other households were suddenly flooded by the tides in the early morning.

Another resident, Bùi Văn Dây, 67, said his house was submerged by water higher than 0.5 metres.

“Flood waters came so fast. All my household tools and goods were destroyed or damaged, and four pigs died of asphyxiation”, he said.

Dương Tấn Hiển, chairman of the district’s People’s Committee, said after receiving information from residents, the district mobilised military forces to help local residents.

By the afternoon yesterday, some of the problems had been resolved but the area was still flooded. To save orchards and reduce damage to the households, authorities will pump water out of the area.

The Southern Hydro-Meteorological Station has predicted that tides in Cần Thơ City will exceed two metres, more than the 0.26m on October 10. — VNS

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