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LAI CHAU (VNS)– Hailstorms and whirlwinds during the last week have wrought havoc on 12,000 trees in the main rubber growing area in the northern mountain province of Lai Chau, according to the director of Lai Chau Rubber Company Le Tien Tinh.
Most of the affected trees are three to five years old.
Tinh said the workers had been trying to save as many as they could, but could save only about 4,000. Another 8,000 trees had to be carted away.
The company has not yet calculated the financial cot of the damage. - VNS