A whirlwind together with incessant rain blew the roofs of hundreds of houses in the Mekong Delta province Dong Thap on September 4.

Initial investigations show that 47 houses in Thap Muoi district collapsed entirely, while 180 other houses lost their roofs during the disaster.
Strong winds also knocked down a number of trees throughout the district.

In an immediate response, the People’s Committee of Thap Muoi district made 200 million VND (9,400 USD) available to assist the affected families, and mobilised additional resources from the locality to help local residents rebuild their lives in the aftermath of the storm.-VNA