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Whirlwinds, heavy rain damage trees in Binh Phuoc

Update: July, 28/2015 - 15:02
A rubber tree that was destroyed by heavy rainfall and whirlwinds that hit the southern Binh Phuoc Province's Bu Nho Commune in the past month. — Photo nhandan.com.vn

BINH PHUOC (VNS) — Hundreds of hectares of rubber and cashew trees were damaged after heavy rainfall and whirlwinds swept through five communes of the southern Binh Phuoc Province last month.

Nguyen An Duong, head of Bu Gia Map District's department of agriculture and rural development, said more than 140ha of trees in Bu Nho, Phu Rieng, Long Tan and Long Ha, besides Phu Nghia communes were damaged during the past month.

Among them, 69ha of trees were rubber and the rest were cashew trees. About 17 fish ponds were filled up and eight houses were partly damaged.

The losses were estimated to be worth roughly VND700 million (US$32,000).

The department is co-operating with the provincial search, rescue and flood prevention steering committee to estimate the losses and support the affected households to resume their normal lives. — VNS

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