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Whirlwind blows away roofs of houses

Update: September, 15/2015 - 17:00
Dozens of houses in the central Quang Binh province had their roofs blown off after a whirlwind early this morning. — Photo

QUANG BINH (VNS) — A whirlwind uprooted dozens of roofs of houses in the central Quang Binh province early this morning.

In Thong Nhat hamlet and sub-area 8 of Nong Truong Viet Trung town, Bo Trach district, 41 houses had their roofs ripped off after being hit by whirlwind that lasted just five minutes.

Thong Nhat hamlet has 33 houses, 22 of them were left without a roof, and suffered maximum destruction.

Strong winds damaged a number of banana plantations which were about to be harvested, and also knocked down dozens of rubber trees.

Local authorities had mobilised forces to urgently help affected residents, Nguyen Duc Truong, chairman of the People's Committee of Nong Truong Viet Trung town said.

Due to the heavy rain, at first, the authorities would help repair partly damaged of houses, while houses with the entire roof blown off would be covered with canvas, he said.

This morning, another whirlwind swept through The Loc and Nguyet Ang hamlets, Quang Ninh district, leaving the rooftops of 22 houses open to the elements.

The provincial People's Committee is directing local authorities to bring in more manpower to help locals deal with the aftermath of the whirlwind. — VNS

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