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Whirlwinds kill two, damage houses in Cà Mau

Update: August, 20/2018 - 16:30
Whirlwinds have hit districts in Cà Mau province, killing two people and damaging dozens of houses. — Photo tienphong.vn
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CÀ MAU — Heavy rains and whirlwinds over the past two days killed two people and damaged nearly 100 houses in the southernmost province of Cà Mau, according to the provincial Office of the Steering Committee for Flood and Storm Control and Disaster Mitigation.

The two victims were an old woman and her nephew from Cái Nước District’s Đông Hưng Commune.

The heavy rains also destroyed nine houses and swept the roofs from 42 others in the area.

In Đầm Dơi District, 30 houses had their roofs ripped off after being hit by a whirlwind, while six others were completely destroyed.

Local authorities have mobilised forces to urgently help affected residents and repair partially damaged houses.

Families who have lost their homes have received a support of VNĐ2 million (US$86) each from the budget for natural disaster prevention. — VNS

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