ST-20180416-62624-VNM – Extreme Weather – Vietnam – Asia

The storms have left many without a roof over their heads and destroyed crops that were ready for harvest. Hailstorms and strong winds hit Vietnam's northern mountainous region on Saturday evening, damaging houses and destroying crops. In the northeastern province of Bac Kan, authorities said that over 1,000 houses had been damaged in an hour-long hailstorm that bombarded three districts with hailstones of up to three centimeters (1.2 inches) in diameter, the size of a grape, according to local media. Some residents were forced to spend the night out in the open, the province's disaster ...

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