Houses, five ha of vegetables in Ben Tre Province washed away

Two houses and five hectares of vegetables were swept away in the Mekong delta province of Ben Tre because of sea waves and high tide, said Chairman of People’s Committee in Bao Thuan Commune in Ba Tri District yesterday.

A house is destroyed by sea wave in Ben Tre Province (Photo: SGGP)
Two kilometers of dykes were also eroded by the natural diseases causing bad effect on 25 households. Total damage is estimated to reach around VND600 million.

For years, the area has ever been washed by sea wave yet, lately the condition has become worse.

Local Huynh Van Ngoat in Thanh Hai village said that a few days ago, high tide plus sea wave destroyed his house and washed away all property. 

Local government has given VND1 million to each family in the affected area to evacuate to safer districts.

By Long Hoa – translated by Uyen Phuong

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