Three killed as thunderstorm hits northern localities hinh anh 1Downpours and thunderstorm damage a house in Muong Gion commune, Quynh Nhai distrct, the northern province of Son La, on April 23. (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Three people were killed and three others injured after downpours and thunderstorm struck several northern mountainous provinces on April 23 afternoon.

The provinces of Ha Giang, Son La and Yen Bai reported a death each while the injured were in Lao Cai (1) and Dien Bien (2), according to the Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control.

The disaster also damage the roof of nearly 1,650 houses and destroyed 30.2 hectares of rice and 721.1 hectares of other crops. It also caused damage for 31 buildings. Total damage was estimated to worth about 3.4 billion VND (144,732 USD)./.