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Koker collapses leaving Ruimveldt under flood waters

Last Updated on Friday, 20 February 2015, 12:23 by GxMedia

A section of Ruimveldt under flood water.

Residents of Ruimveldt, Georgetown  Friday morning woke up to water from the Demerara River gushing into their community after a drainage sluice (koker) collapsed,  they said.

A resident said the lower flats of several homes were already being inundated since about 5:30 AM.

The problem at the koker has come at a time when there is there are unusually heavy Spring tides.

A number of communities and commercial districts along the banks of the Demerara, Essequibo and Pomeroon rivers have been affected by the Spring tides since Wednesday.