Thousands of Houses Damaged, Crops Destroyed by Large Hail in Vietnam
Posted by feww on April 4, 2016
Hailstones measuring up to 15 cm batter Vietnam province
Some 1,000 houses were damaged and 100 hectares of crops destroyed in Vietnam’s Tuyen Quang province on Sunday in the region’s worst hailstorm in 30 years, said a report.
Huge hailstones fell for eight minutes early Sunday, punching holes roofs and injuring farmers on their way to work.
On Monday, hailstorms damaged about 4,300 houses in the northern highlands and 90 others in the Central Highlands Tuesday, “while a storm destroyed more houses in the south.”
Crops were reportedly destroyed in Ha Lang and Ha Quang Districts.
“In Dong Nai Province near Ho Chi Minh City, a rainstorm, thought to be the biggest ever to hit the province, collapsed or blew off the roofs of more than 230 houses and damaged crops,” said a report.