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Whirlwinds damage houses in Quang Tri

Update: September, 16/2015 - 13:40
A whirlwind blew away the roofs of several houses in Quang Tri Province yesterday. — Photo

QUANG TRI (VNS) — Two whirlwinds damaged 35 buildings in this central province yesterday, while a commune in the province's mountainous district was cut off by a flash flood.

A strong whirlwind hit Trieu Phong District, blowing away the roofs of 26 houses and damaging a school and a healthcare centre in the communes of Trieu Hoa and Trieu Long.

No casualties were reported. However, the whirlwind caused economic losses as crops in the local farms were destroyed.

A whirlwind of lesser intensity in the province's Vinh Linh District uprooted the roofs of seven houses and felled 300 nine-year-old rubber trees.

Deputy Chairman of Trieu Phong District Phan Quang Giai said youth unions and security forces were mobilised to clear the damage caused by the whirlwind.

A flooded area in Quang Tri Province. — Photo

In the mountainous Dakrong District, Panang Commune was cut off by a flash flood. Strong floodwaters prevented people from leaving the commune. All roads were blocked, affecting the safety of commuters and vehicles.

Nguyen Quang Dai, a commune official, said the residents were living on food sent from outside the commune. There are many students of a local school among the people who are stranded.

They are likely to be cut-off today also as strong waters continue to flow down the mountain following heavy rains yesterday. — VNS

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