Torrential downpours have inundated and damaged over 500 hectares of paddy fields over the past few days against the backdrop of the harvest season in Ca Mau Province, southern Vietnam, said a local agriculture official on Saturday. Khanh Binh Tay Bac Commune was the hardest-hit area in the district, with over 400 hectares affected. Authorities operated pumps to drain the flooded rice fields, he added. With over 25,000 hectares of summer-autumn rice fields, Tran Van Thoi is the largest rice farming region in this southernmost province. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter to get the latest news about Vietnam!