Hail and whirlwind hit Da Lat

Update: April, 03/2015 - 16:07
the hail destroys vegetables in Da Lat city. — Photo

DA LAT (VNS) — A hail storm and strong whirlwind hit Da Lat city of Lam Dong Province on Thursday afternoon, causing severe damage to property and crops.

The local people said thumb-sized hailstones fell and a whirlwind came at about 1.30pm.

The storm lasted one hour in District 7.

No damage to life was reported.

However, several hectares of vegetables, flowers and strawberries were totally destroyed by the hail storm. Many greenhouses also collapsed in the whirlwind.

The financial loss was estimated to be huge.

Meanwhile, large areas in the northern and central regions have been experiencing hot weather since Wednesday. In the central Nghe An and Ha Tinh provinces, several districts suffered high temperatures up to 39oC.

Weather experts forecast hot weather would continue in the northern and central provinces for the next few days, while the Tay Nguyen (Central Highlands) region was alerted about possible hail and whirlwind. — VNS