JavaScript is off. Please enable to view full site.

Drunken men flood vast area after reservoir break-in in central Vietnam

Saturday, March 18, 2017, 10:10 GMT+7

Three drunken men have broken into a reservoir in the south-central province of Phu Yen and opened the valve to release water into the nearby sugarcane crops, flooding the entire area, police said Friday.

With water flowing out of the Suoi Vuc reservoir for the entire night, nearly 20 hectares of crops of locals have been completely inundated and destroyed, Nguyen Quang Tuyen, deputy chief of the district police unit, said.

The incident took place on Wednesday’s night, when three local men managed to get inside the reservoir and accessed the switch to open the valve, according to officers.

The unexpected water released was only detected at the dawn the following day, when the nearby sugarcane crops had already been flooded.

Police said they had identified the three culprits and are working with them, while refusing to disclose their names.

Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter to get the latest news about Vietnam!


Read more




Experience summer sand-boarding in Mui Ne

Sand-boarding, a popular activity amongst local children in the coastal tourism town of Mui Ne in south-central Vietnam, is attracting hundreds of tourists to the Red Sand Dunes

Young maple trees given better protection as Hanoi enters rainy season

The trees are currently growing well, with green leaves and healthy branches.

Hunting skinks for food in southern Vietnam

Skink meat is known to be soft, tasty, and highly nutritious.

Vietnamese-made app allows people to grow real veggies via smartphone

Nguyen Thi Duyen, a young engineer in Hanoi, developed the app and its related services to help busy people create their own veggie gardens.

Chinese tourists hit by Vietnamese over dine and dash

Four Chinese were reportedly injured, with one having a broken arm.

Latest news