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Hailstorms destroy crops, houses in Hà Giang

Update: March, 05/2018 - 15:00
Unusual hailstorms and whirlwinds damaged houses and crops in some districts of Hà Giang Province. - VNA/VNS Photo Minh Đức
Viet Nam News

HÀ GIANG  — Tens of houses and several hectares of vegetable crops in the northern mountain province of Hà Giang were reportedly damaged in hailstorms on Sunday.

Nguyễn Cao Cường, chairman of the People’s Committee of Mèo Vạc District, said the unusual hailstorms and whirlwinds occurred in the three districts of Mèo Vạc, Đồng Văn and Yên Minh.

According to preliminary reports, a hailstorm blew away a medical station and the roofs of nearly 70 houses in Mèo Vạc District.

In Đồng Văn and Yên Minh districts, hailstorms damaged dozens of houses and several hectares of vegetable crops.

There were no reports of any casualty.

The local Steering Committee for Flood and Storm Prevention and Mitigation urgently coordinated with local authorities to compile accurate statistics on the damages, Cường said.

The commune authorities were asked to use the reserve budget to support the families whose houses were damaged. — VNS


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