Filling sand bags

An islander is filling sand sacks at low tide by the Hooghly River where the local community are rebuilding a wall destroyed by cyclone Aila. They hope the wall will protect the land from rising sea levels, increasing tidal surges, cyclones and extreme weather events.

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An islander is filling sand sacks at low tide by the Hooghly River where the local community are rebuilding a wall destroyed by cyclone Aila. They hope the wall will protect the land from rising sea levels, increasing tidal surges, cyclones and extreme weather events.
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