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Nearly 100 fishing boats damaged as rains flood river in south-central Vietnam

Nearly 100 fishing boats damaged as rains flood river in south-central Vietnam

Friday, September 03, 2021, 12:46 GMT+7
Nearly 100 fishing boats damaged as rains flood river in south-central Vietnam
Fishing boats are damaged at La Gi Fishing Port in La Gi Town, Binh Thuan Province, Vietnam. Photo: Tuoi Tre

The overflowing Dinh River either sank or damaged 98 fishing boats in the south-central Vietnamese province of Binh Thuan following recent torrential rains, the provincial Steering Committee for Disaster Prevention and Search and Rescue has said.

The committee estimates the floods caused VND10 billion (US$440,250) in damages.

Functional forces recovered ten fishing boats and motorboats and instructed fishermen to move their vessels out of La Gi Fishing Port on the Dinh River to ensure safety as more rains and floods are in the forecast.

The People’s Committee of La Gi Town directed relevant units to urgently deal with the consequences of the flooding and ensure the supply of food for fishermen during the social distancing period.

On August 28, heavy rains caused the Dinh River to swell and overflow at La Gi Fishing Port, where about 2,000 fishing boats were anchored.

At that time, the whole town of La Gi was placed under strict social distancing, with people not allowed to leave their homes.

The people were thus unable to move their fishing vessels to safe places, causing many boats to be swept away by the water, sunk, or damaged.

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