The Phuket News Premier League predictions The Phuket News Kata Rocks The Phuket News Outrigger Koh Samui Beach Resort
The Phuket News World News
The Phuket News Phuket | Thailand | World | Business | Q&A | Weird World XML, RSS, Feed
The Phuket News The Phuket News
The Phuket News

Drunk pals cause Vietnam flood with prank

VIETNAM: A boozy prank that saw three men open the floodgates of a reservoir in central Vietnam resulted in crops being destroyed and may lead to hot season water shortages, officials said last week.

alcohol,


AFP

Friday 31 March 2017, 12:24PM


Officials said thousands of tonnes of crops were destroyed in two nearby hamlets on account of the men’s antics. Photo: Hoang Dinh Nam/AFP
Officials said thousands of tonnes of crops were destroyed in two nearby hamlets on account of the men’s antics. Photo: Hoang Dinh Nam/AFP

The men were detained after their drunken high jinks in south-central Phu Yen province unleashed two million cubic metres of water, equivalent to about 800 Olympic-size swimming pools.

Officials said several hectares of sugarcane fields were washed away and thousands of tonnes of crops destroyed in two nearby hamlets on account of the men’s antics.

Local police also said the March 15 incident could cause water shortages and drought as the hot season approaches.

“Police are investigating the incident to estimate the total amount of damage, so we could find a way to help affected residents,” Pham Dinh Phung, vice president of Son Hoa district government office, said.

The reservoir has been in operation since 2015, designed to prevent flooding, store excess water and provide irrigation for farmers.

It normally holds up to 10 million cubic metres of water, especially during the drought season.

 

 

The Phuket News
The Phuket News
Comment on this story
* Please login to comment. If you do not have an account please register below by simply entering a username, password and email address. You can still leave your comment below at the same time.
Comments Here:
Username:
Password:
E-mail:
Security:
    Forget your password?

Be the first to comment.

The Phuket News
The Phuket News The Phuket News The Phuket News
The Phuket News
Share this
The Phuket News
Have a news tip-off? Click here
The Phuket News
Related stories
The Phuket News
Phuket community

Recent Comments


City to reward people who dob in street offenders

We need this in Phuket, then the inept department can do even less as the public will be doing their job for them!...(Read More)


Governor bans unsafe tour buses from Phuket, orders speed cameras for Patong Hill safety

malczx7r,if you are so good with predictions,you should compete at the premier league predictions on this site.You even could win some prizes!...(Read More)


Phuket’s ‘intelligent’ traffic cameras too efficient for printing tickets

Don't pay the fine GOOD take the Vehicle off them and crush it if they still wont PAY. JUST WHO IN CHARGE HERE Wouldn't have a problem taking...(Read More)


Phuket’s ‘intelligent’ traffic cameras too efficient for printing tickets

@samhayman,here is an easy solution for "farung"?? to avoid getting charged 500B by"dirty,corrupt police",as you call them.Always ...(Read More)


Phuket laundry truck slams power pole, causes huge traffic tailback

"he lost control on a bend" hmm let's see, rain, bend and reduced traction, not something that clicks in their minds....(Read More)


Phuket’s ‘intelligent’ traffic cameras too efficient for printing tickets

Ah, the usual inept certain department that can't do it's job!...(Read More)


Governor bans unsafe tour buses from Phuket, orders speed cameras for Patong Hill safety

Apart from the "the road is more slippery when raining" comment, all roads are slippery when wet! Some great ideas, just needs enforcing, l...(Read More)


Phuket laundry truck slams power pole, causes huge traffic tailback

Kurt,a 12 year old girl would have understood my comment,whereas you did not.So explaining it to you would be a waste of time....(Read More)


Phuket laundry truck slams power pole, causes huge traffic tailback

Kurt...as usual because your English skills are non-existent, you have no idea what you are talking about. The quote is correct. The subject of the re...(Read More)


Phuket laundry truck slams power pole, causes huge traffic tailback

Hm, Eagle likes to derail/twist comments of other readers. Looks like he subtle likes to create a certain atmosphere here. BenPendejo wrote: "...(Read More)

The Phuket News
Bangkok Hospital Phuket
PHUKET NEWS
Phuket
Thailand
World
Business
Q A
Weird World
ARCHIVE
POLL
CURRENCY
WEATHER
PHUKET TIDE TABLE
The Phuket News PHUKET LIFE
Phuket Arts
Phuket Community
Phuket Culture
Phuket Dining
Phuket Education
Phuket Entertainment
Phuket Environment
Phuket Health
Phuket People
Phuket Technology
Phuket Travel
Photo Galleries
COLOURING BOOK
The Phuket News PHUKET SPORT
Phuket
Thailand
World
SURF REPORT
PREDICTIONS
The Phuket News PHUKET CLASSIFIEDS
Phuket Buy and Sell
Phuket Jobs
Phuket Property
Phuket Cars and Boats
Phuket Community
Phuket Services
SEARCH CLASSIFIEDS
POST CLASSIFIED
The Phuket News The Phuket News PHUKET EVENTS
Phuket Event listings
Phuket Event calendar
Buy Tickets
POST EVENT
The Phuket News PHUKET DIRECTORY
Phuket Bars, pubs and clubs
Phuket Hotels and villas
Phuket Restaurants
Phuket Yellow Pages
POST LISTING
The Phuket News BARGAINS
The Phuket News ABOUT US
The Company
Distribution points
Subscribe
Advertise with us
Pay for advert
Contact us
CONTESTS
Content Google Map
Site map
Australian Visa Services
 
Currency - The Phuket News   Weather Report - The Phuket News   Surf Report - The Phuket News
LinkedIn - The Phuket News   Twitter - The Phuket News   YouTube - The Phuket News   Facebook - The Phuket News
Copyright © 2017 Class Act Media. All rights reserved. | Website usage terms and conditions | Privacy and Confidentiality Statement.