Watch the video capturing the moment the whirlwind struck the factory
VĨNH PHÚC — Three people have died and 18 others injured after a whirlwind destroyed a factory in Trung Mỹ Commune, Bình Xuyên District, in the northern province of Vĩnh Phúc.
Bad weather hit the region around 6pm on Wednesday with wood processing plant, Kiều Thi Junma Co Ltd., hit the hardest.
Around 100 people were working inside at the time the whirlwind struck, causing the roof to collapse.
Debris is blown into the sky after a whirlwind struck. — VNA/VNS Photo
Permanent deputy chairman of the Vĩnh Phúc People’s Committee Lê Duy Thành said that right after the incident, the provincial leaders and hundreds of police, soldiers and medical workers were present at the scene for rescue work.
The three people killed have been named as Chương Thị Năm, 48, from Tam Đảo District, Lê Thị Hà, 44, from Thái Nguyên Province and Lục Văn Long from Tam Đảo District.
The 18 injured victims, aged between 37 and 47, are currently being treated at the provincial general hospital. The most serious patient has a broken thigh bone.
Others just have minor injuries and are in a stable condition, said director of the provincial Department of Health Nguyễn Thanh Hải. — VNS