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Floods destroy crops in Thanh Hoa

Update: September, 18/2015 - 14:00
Quan Son township is cut off due to rising water of Lo River. — Photo

THANH HOA (VNS) — Prolonged floods have destroyed large areas of vegetable crops in the central Thanh Hoa Province, the provincial flood prevention and dyke department said today.

At least 50ha of crops in Nhu Xuan District have been waterlogged, while Thanh Lam Commune villages are cut off by floods.

Offices, health centres and schools in Tinh Gia District have been closed temporarily.

Quan Son Township was also cut off. The movement of traffic has been seriously affected due to the rising waters of the Lo River and several landslides on the national highway.

The average rainfall was more than 200mm, the department said, with Tinh Gia District, Cua Dai and Bat Mot in Thuong Xuan District receiving the largest amounts of 260mm, 250mm and 236mm, respectively.

There was continuous rainfall from Tuesday till today morning. — VNS

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