‘Quinta’ causes river to overflow in Albay town
Moderate rains spawned by Severe Tropical Storm “Quinta” (international name: Molave) Sunday morning submerged over a hundred houses in Barangay (village) Cagbulacao in Cagraray Island in Bacacay town, Albay province.Bryan Berdin, Bacacay Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (MDRRMO) chief, said moderate rains dumped by Quinta caused an already silted river channel to overflow, causing an ankle-deep flood in the said village at around 10 a.m.Berdin, in a phone interview, said the village has about 220 houses and that some 100 families were affected by the flood which immedia...
Philippines Daily Inquirer
Flood warning for Mae Klong communities
KANCHANABURI: Communities on both sides of the Mae Klong river have been warned of possible flooding as more water is being released from Mae Kong Dam in Tha Muang district.Deputy governor Pongsathorn Sirisakhon said since early this month there has been heavy rain in Kanchanaburi, Ratchaburi and other western provinces and a lot of water has drained into the Mae Klong river.The Meteorological Department has forecast more rain to come.Because of this, the 13th Irrigation Office had increased the release of water from Mae Klong dam to over 1,000 cubic metres per second. As a result, the water l...
The Bangkok Post
Lafarge Africa commits to development of C/river
Lafarge Africa Plc has stated its commitment to working with the Cross River government to grow the economy of the state.The country CEO of Lafarge, Khaled El Dokani stated this at the weekend when he paid a courtesy visit to the state commissioner for finance, Asuquo Ekpenyong Jr in Calabar.READ ALSO: How poor funding leads to rot, corruption in Nigeria PoliceEkpenyong Jr commended the cordial relationship between Lafarge and the Cross River State government. He eulogised Lafarge for being a significant contributor to the gross domestic product of Cross River as well as the state’s internally...
3 kids drown in Iloilo river
3 kids drown in Iloilo riverJennifer Rendon(The Philippine Star) – October 16, 2020 – 12:00amILOILO CITY, Philippines — Three children drowned in a river in Pototan, Iloilo on Wednesday.John Arnold Peñafiel, 10; his brother, Arnold, 6, and their relative Rogelyn Dolendes, 9, were with a group of children who went fishing in a river in Barangay Intaluan, according to Maj. Ciriaco Esquilarga, Pototan police chief.Esquilarga said the victims could have been swept away by the strong current.
Missing boy found floating on Delta river
A seven-year-old missing boy, Fejiro Emoavworhe, has been found floating at the bank of Ohovwe river in Ekiugbo, Ughelli North local government area of Delta.This incident happened barely two weeks after a young lady in her 20s was found in a drainage wrapped in a sack with her breast, tongue and private part removed in Buluku street, Ughelli North local government area, Delta State.Emoavworhe was declared missing on Sunday, October 4 by his parent.John Emoavworhe, father of late Fejiro, who lives in Ogbeode Street, Ekiugbo-Ughelli, said he was only four- month-old in the community.His brother...
Polluted Phong river being flushed clean
KHON KAEN: More water will be discharged from Ubol Ratana dam to help clean the polluted, smelly Phong river, governor Somsak Jangtrakul said on Tuesday.Mr Somsak was speaking after an urgent meeting of the provincial water management committee to discuss the pollution in the Phong river, which is giving off a foul odour and is unusually murky.He said the unpleasant smell was caused by a high content of hydrogen sulphide, which gives off a rotten egg smell, in the water between the dam and the Nong Wai weir.The water management committee was taking steps to increase the oxygen content and acce...
The Bangkok Post
Amazing China: Mountains in the river
chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2020-10-06 06:40In ancient times, Zhenjiang city in East China's Jiangsu province was called Jingkou. Located at the golden cross of the Yangtze River and the Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal, it is a place of strategic importance. The upper reaches of the Yangtze River deposit a lot of silt here, which has gradually built up into a small island in the river. There are three beautiful mountains here, namely, the Jinshan Mountain, the Beigu Mountain and the Jiaoshan Mountain, which are closely connected with the Yangtze River and are called the Three Mountains of Jingko...
Villar: Las Piñas river is ‘life artery’
Villar: Las Piñas river is ‘life artery’Cecille Suerte Felipe,Paolo Romero(The Philippine Star) – September 30, 2020 – 12:00amMANILA, Philippines — The Las Piñas-Zapote River continues to play an important role as a “life artery for the people of Las Piñas and nearby cities,” Sen. Cynthia Villar said yesterday as she marked World Rivers Day.Villar, who chairs the environment committee, said the rehabilitation of the river paved the way for social enterprises that provided livelihoods to residents.“The river continues to provide for the city through livelihood projects that sprung out of our pr...
Three killed as truck plunges into Lagos river
Three men were on Saturday confirmed dead after a tipper plunged into the Epe river in Lagos.The tipper said to be laden with sand, fell off the Berger Bridge into the river late Friday, drowning unspecified number of occupants.It was gathered that officials of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), police and local divers, struggled all Friday night to locate the six-tyre truck without success and had to suspend the operation which continued on Saturday morning.The Nation gathered that the truck was eventually recovered on Saturday afternoon and all three men who were inside fo...
Car Bursts Into Flames On Ojuelegba Bridge
Few hours after a vehicle plunged into a river in Epe with three casualties recorded, no life was lost on Saturday night when a vehicle with unknown registration number burst into flames on the Ojuelegba bridge, inward Barracks in Lagos.The fire incident was alluded to electrical malfunction in the vehicle by emergency responders after investigations.It was extinguished by the Federal Fire Service, and the burnt vehicle recovered by the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) with its heavy duty equipment, thereby averting any secondary incident.Flames on Ojuelegba bridge as the car b...