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Ca Mau severely hit by drought

The southernmost province of Ca Mau has been seriously ravaged by long drought.

The drought has been striking Ca Mau since early February, causing many local rural areas to subside.

The province has announced drought emergency state in U Minh Ha and Tran Van Thoi districts.

 

 

  

At around 2 am on March 15, Co Xang-Da Bac road in Khanh Binh Tay Commune in Tran Van Thoi District sank by 2.5 metres. This was attributed to drought which cracked the road foundations which then collapsed.

  

 

Tac Thu-Vam Da Bac road in Tran Van Thoi District faced the same situation.

 

Many canals in Ca Mau have almost become dried. 

 

 

Boats have been stranded on a river. Boats are an important means of transport and a means of living for local residents. 

 

Rice productivity has sharply dropped between 30% and 70%.due to drought 

 

 

A green bean garden damaged by drought 

 

  

The sea dyke in Tran Van Thoi District faces serious subsidence

 

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