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Floods kill two children, inundate Hue's low-lying areas

Update: December, 04/2014 - 14:15
Nguyen Thi Tra My, 7, and Nguyen Van Lanh, 8, were cycling to their school when they fell into the river and drowned.— Photo doisongphapluat

THUA THIEN – HUE (VNS) — Two primary school students drowned in the flood waters of a river in the central Thua Thien - Hue Province's Phu Loc District yesterday.

Nguyen Thi Tra My, 7, and Nguyen Van Lanh, 8, were cycling to their school when they fell into the river and drowned.

Tran Van Hoa, chairman of Loc Bon commune where the accident happened, said the road is very close to the riverbank and the students fell accidentally into the river.

Heavy rains and a huge volume of water released from the Huong Dien power plant reservoir caused flooding in many low-lying areas in the province's Phong Dien, Quang Dien and Huong Tra districts.

Though the floods caused traffic problems in these areas, the farmers were happy because the flood waters swept away pests and rats, and deposited alluvium for the coming paddy crop. — VNS

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