Hailstones swept Muong Nhe district, the northern mountainous province of Dien Bien on April 15 night, damaging houses and food crops.

According to initial report, 133 households in Na Co Sa commune alone were reported to be affected.

Rainfall and whirlwind also battered some other localities of Muong Nhe district, but there have not been reports on losses yet.

The 12,500-hectare Na Co Sa commune is located about 50 km south of the center of Muong Nhe district, with nearly 2,500 local residents.-VNA