Whirlwind and hail storm hit two districts of the northern mountainous Cao Bang province on August 16-17, causing billions of VND worth of damage to the area.

One person was injured and 229 houses were roofed off in Quang Uyen district. As many as 2.8 hectares of sugarcane and other crop plants were also damaged.

Meanwhile in Trung Khanh district, heavy rain and whirlwind tore the roof off 90 houses, broke four electric poles and destroyed farm produces. No death was reported.

The total damage was estimated to amount to over 800 million VND (37,600 USD).

Local authorities have directed forces to assist residents to quickly overcome difficulties and resume their normal life.-VNA