Cyclone in north central region leaves massive damage in aftermath

Residents in Minh Hoa District of Quang Binh Province and Huong Khe District of Ha Tinh Province in the north central region are now busy repairing the damage in the aftermath of the recent cyclone, in which hundreds of houses collapsed or were left roofless.

Support has come from the people’s committees in both the districts, for people to resume life back to normal as soon as possible.

On April 23, a sudden cyclone accompanied with heavy rain, thunder and lightning had lashed Huong Long Commune in Huong Khe District of Ha Tinh Province, leaving immense destruction across vast areas.

Lightning struck and destroyed a house belonging to Hoang Xuan Dinh, killing a three-year-old boy and rendering unconsciousness one woman. At the time the lightening struck, both were inside the house.

Two men were also reported injured, nearly 200 houses were left roofless and tens of hectares of vegetables and fruit trees in neighboring communes like Huong Vinh and Gia Pho were destroyed by the cyclone, which lasted 30 minutes.

The sudden extreme weather change also ravaged several houses and vegetable crops in Minh Hoa District in Quang Binh Province on the same day.

By staff writers – Translated by Hai Mien

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