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Hailstorms destroy hundreds of houses in Nghệ An

Update: February, 22/2018 - 16:08
A hailstorm blows away the roof of a house in central Nghệ An Province. — Photo dantri.com.vn
Viet Nam News

NGHỆ AN — 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.

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. — VNS


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