A whirlwind and heavy rains on Aug. 24 morning destroyed one house, blowing off the roofs of 49 others and destroying more than 40ha of crops in the northern province of Yen Bai's Yen Binh district.

On the same day, heavy rains also damaged over 280 houses and destroyed more than 1,600ha of crops in the northern province of Phu Tho, causing damage estimated at 1.5 billion VND (73,000 USD).

Local authorities are working to deal with the aftermath./.

TTA2508.008 Party delegation ends visits to Peru , Mexico
Hanoi, Aug. 25 (VNA) — A Vietnamese Party delegation, led by Hoang Binh Quan, member of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee's Secretariat and head of the committee's Commission for External Relations, concluded its five-day visit to Peru on Aug. 22.

Quan met with Communist Party of Peru-Red Fatherland chairman Alberto Moreno to discuss measures to boost relations between their parties and nations.

The delegation earlier this month visited Mexico at the invitation of the Mexico Labour Party./.