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Mannankandal reservoir’s bund collapses, rice fields flooded

One of the bunds at Mannankandal reservoir in Mullaithivu has collapsed, flooding many acres of rice fields.

It is the latest in the series of natural disasters that have occurred in Tamil Eelam in the past few days as a result of heavy rainfall after months of drought.

Up to twenty-one families in the area rely on the reservoir for growing rice.

Photo: Uthayan