Stones with an average diameter of 5-10 centimeters, with some having exceptional 15 centimeters (Source: Tuyen Quang Radio)
Tuyen Quang (VNA) – Hailstones rained down in Chiem Hoa district of northern Tuyen Quang province on early April 3 and seriously damaged houses and a vast area of vegetables.

Locals reported that at around 6:40 am on April 3, the sky suddenly turned dark and followed by a roaring sound like thunderstorm and hailstones.

The stones with an average diameter of 5-10 centimeters, with some having exceptional 15 centimeters, have broken the roofs of 200 houses.

Fortunately, no human losses are recorded.

According to the preliminary statistics, the hailstone struck 10 communes and towns in Chiem Hoa district, with Tan Thinh commune being the hardest hit.

Chairman of the Tan Thinh People Committee Le Manh Cuong said the stones have also damaged dozens of classrooms and vegetable fields.

The district’s steering committee for flood prevention, natural disasters mitigation, search and rescue is working with relevant agencies to address the consequences and help locals stabilise their lives as soon as possible.-VNA