Monday 6 July, 2020

Floods hit rural areas of Guyana, killing crops, cattle

The South American country of Guyana is rushing food and other supplies to rural communities hit by floods caused by overflowing rivers.

Farmers near the border with Suriname have reported losing crops and dozens of cattle, while emergency shelters have opened in areas near the border with Brazil.

Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo on Thursday said heavy rainfall in nearby Brazil has led to swollen rivers in Guyana. He said authorities also are sending grass, bran and molasses to help cattle and horses trapped in flood waters in coastal villages near Suriname.

No deaths have been reported.

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