The hailstones’ average diameter was between 5 and 10 centimetres, with some having an exceptional size of 15 centimetres. (Source :qdnd.vn)

Tuyen Quang (VNA) – Chiem Hoa district of northern Tuyen Quang province is repairing itself after a hailstorm took its toll across ten local districts on April 3.

As hailstones rained down, 1,722 households saw their properties damaged, with nearly 60,000 roofs broken and 256 hectares of crop-fields battered. The hailstones’ average diameter was between 5 and 10 centimetres, with some having an exceptional size of 15 centimetres.

Authorities in Tuyen Quang have mobilised the whole community to support these areas.

All injured families in Tan Thinh, Phuc Thinh districts and Vinh Loc town, which were hardest hit, were guaranteed shelter and help so they can have their lives and homes back to normal as soon as possible.

The sale of roof boards is being checked in terms of quality and prices to deter businessmen from pushing the cost up.-VNA