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Province in central Vietnam struggles with drought

Thursday, May 14, 2015, 12:03 GMT+7
A woman takes underground water from a dried spring in Ra Giua Hamlet, Phuoc Trung Commune, Bac Ai District, Ninh Thuan Province.
A woman takes underground water from a dried spring in Ra Giua Hamlet, Phuoc Trung Commune, Bac Ai District, Ninh Thuan Province.
K To Nam washes his face at an underground water pit.
K To Nam washes his face at an underground water pit.
The Song Bieu Lake in Phuoc Ha Commune, Thuan Nam District reveals its bed with seriously low water.
The Song Bieu Lake in Phuoc Ha Commune, Thuan Nam District reveals its bed with seriously low water.
Piang Thi Nhang, 21, from Ra Giua Hamlet in Phuoc Trung Commune, carries her kid while taking underground water from a dried-up spring in the locality.
Piang Thi Nhang, 21, from Ra Giua Hamlet in Phuoc Trung Commune, carries her kid while taking underground water from a dried-up spring in the locality.
A resident on the way to take water from a reserve cistern built by the local government to bring water from other areas that are not facing a water shortage.
A resident on the way to take water from a reserve cistern built by the local government to bring water from other areas that are not facing a water shortage.
Women and children from Ra Giua Hamlet take a bath and wash clothes at an underground water pit in the middle of a spring’s dried-up bed. The hamlet is far away from the government’s reverse cistern so people there depend on natural underground water.
Women and children from Ra Giua Hamlet take a bath and wash clothes at an underground water pit in the middle of a spring’s dried-up bed. The hamlet is far away from the government’s reverse cistern so people there depend on natural underground water.
A kid helps her family to bring water home when tankers carrying water from other locations arrive.
A kid helps her family to bring water home when tankers carrying water from other locations arrive.
Sheep eat grass in a dry field under the sun in Bac Ai District, located in the south-central province of Ninh Thuan.
Sheep eat grass in a dry field under the sun in Bac Ai District, located in the south-central province of Ninh Thuan.

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