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Tropical storm Leon floods fields in the Philippines

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Tropical storm Leon floods fields in the Philippines

Tropical storm Leon floods fields in the Philippines

Ten hectares of rice crops were destroyed after tropical storm Leon brought heavy downpours which turned fields into a sea of floodwater.

Government worker John Mark Bercasio Barri was caught in the deluge when he went to the the Kapaya town of Sultan Kudarat, the Philippines for a statistical research with his colleagues.

It was raining in the city, but they did not expect that the remote towns were already submerged from the heavy rain.

He said: "I felt sorry for the owners of the paddy fields.

The rice was about to be harvested a few weeks from now but it was all gone now." Some motorcycle riders were seen braving the bad weather to buy supplies in the market, while a water buffalo was taken by its owner to a higher ground after the heavy rain.

Residents were also stranded in their homes as the roads were deep under two-metres of flood and violent currents.

Tropical storm Leon has left the Philippines on September 17 and is expected to make landfall in Vietnam September 18.


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