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Man dies after being struck by lightning

Update: July, 24/2019 - 14:34

 

Commune-level police and military forces have been mobilised to assist residents in moving assets and repairing their houses in An Giang’s Chợ Mới District. – VNA/VNS Photo Thanh Sang

AN GIANG — A man has died in the Mekong Delta after being struck by lightning.

Heavy rain and strong winds across the Mekong Delta province of An Giang on Tuesday caused one death, wrecked or blew away the roofs of almost 1,200 houses and inflicted serious damage on local property.

According to a report from the office of the municipal steering committee for response to climate change and search-rescue mission, the affected localities include Tịnh Biên, An Phú, Phú Tân, and Chợ Mới districts and Tân Châu Town. 

The victim was a resident of Tịnh Biên District who was struck by lightning while herding ducks.

After the disaster, local authorities visited affected families, helped them secure temporary shelters and gave them necessities and rice. 

Commune-level police and military forces have been helping residents move assets and repair their houses, while safeguarding local security and order.  VNS

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