Hailstorm destroys 627 houses in Ha Tinh

A hailstorm lashed the mountain communes of Ky Lam and Ky Lac in Ha Tinh province at 4:30 pm on May 8, destroying 627 houses.


Hailstones destroyed many hectares of crops too in the villages of Lac Tien, Lac Vinh, Lac Xuan, Lac Son, and Lac Trung in Ky Lac commune.

Some residents said they had never witnessed such heavy rains in their lives, adding the raindrops measured 1- 3 centimeters across.

Local authorities are trying to help people repair their houses.

By Duong Quang- Translated by Huyen Huong

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