Mukomuko, Bengkulu (ANTARA) - Flooding caused by continuous torrential rains resulted in a local river overflowing its bank and inundating some 40 hectares of rice fields in Pondok Baru Village, Selagan Raya Sub-district, Mukomuko District, Bengkulu Province.

In spite of the flooding, two-month-old paddy plants in the affected rice fields were not destroyed, Sugiyanto, an official of the Mukomuko agriculture office, confirmed here on Thursday.

The rice fields had been inundated since Friday evening (June 14), and the local authorities were notified about the flooding on the next day, he revealed.

An embankment of a local river broke as a result of the flooding.

Translator: Ferri Aryanto, Fardah
Editor: Bambang Purwanto
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