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Some 1,000 rai of paddy fields flooded after dyke ruptures

Jul 12. 2017
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By The Nation

An irrigation dyke in Sakon Nakhon broke on Wednesday morning after several days of heavy rains, flooding some 1,000 rai of paddy fields in three districts.

Officials said the dyke broke at about 9am, unleashing water from the Nong Harn Lake to flood rice fields in Mueang, Phone Na Kaew and Khok Si Suphan districts.

Ekkapop Sophon, the chief of Khok Si Suphan district, and Phanuwat Boonrod, chief of the Nam Kam Basin Irrigation office, inspected the dyke on Wednesday morning.

The flood waters cut off some village roads, the officials said.

They said Ban Pa Por village, Ban Lad Khor villlage and Ban Dan Muang Kahm village in Tambon Dan Muang Kham in Khok Si Suphan were the hardest hit by the flooding.

Ekkapop said officials were draining the floodwaters via the That Phanom district’s floodgate in Nakhon Phanom province.

He said a bulldozer has been dispatched to fix the broken dyke.

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