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Heavy rains and flood severely damaged agriculture sector

Heavy rains, flood and tropical storm no.6 and influence of the storm no.7 dumped severe damages to agricultural production.

According to statistics by the Office of Central Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control, as of 11 p.m on Oct 13, 2020, as many as 870ha of rice fields and 5,314ha of crops have been flooded; 3,588ha of fisheries have been damaged; 332,350 cattles have been killed and washed away.

Quảng Trị was the hotbed during this disaster. In particular, nearly 80ha of fisheries land were flooded, washed away and lost, with the worst hit areas including Gio Linh (87.9ha), Triệu Phong (193.9ha), and Vĩnh Linh district (410.99ha). In Triệu Phong district, 30 fish farming cages were washed away. More than 1,233ha of crops were flooded, irrecoverable. In Hướng Hoá mountainous district, 193ha of unharvested summer-autumn rice field were totally damaged. Local agencies and authorities are ramping up adopting measures to help farmers to settle back and come back with production.


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