Vietnamese Tiếng Việt | Monday, July 16, 2018 | Advertise with Us
Text Size

Hailstorms destroy hundreds of houses in Nghệ An

(0 votes, average 0 out of 5)

Two hailstorms occurred on Wednesday afternoon in central Nghệ An Province, blowing away the roofs of hundreds of houses in two communes, local authorities said.

A hailstorm blows away the roof of a house in central Nghệ An Province. — Photo


No fatalities were reported.

Vi Văn Thành, chairman of the Châu Lý Commune’s People’s Committee, said the hailstorm began at 3pm. Besides damaging houses, the storm uprooted many trees.

At the same time, another hailstorm occurred in Nghĩa Xuân Commune, partly destroying 15 houses.

According to residents, the two storms occurred 30 minutes after a heavy downpour. The hailstones were about the size of a finger.

They said hailstorms have never occurred in the first month of the lunar new year before.

Local authorities have sent a team to help the affected residents with food and repair damaged houses.

Source: VNS

Maybe You Also Interesting :

» Lao Cai hit by hailstorms, whirlwinds

Several areas in the northern mountainous province of Lao Cai were hit by hailstorms and whirlwinds during March 17-19, according to the office of the...

» Lam Dong hit by hailstorms

Hail storms created widespread havoc in Da Lat City in the Central Highlands' Lam Dong Province yesterday, just one day after another heavy hail storm caused...

» Hailstorms ravage northern provinces

Hailstorms have hit a number of northern mountain provinces over the past few days, seriously damaging local people’s houses.