Lasting for 20 minutes, the hail early this morning,
March 29, caused a lot of losses for Bao Yen District in the northern
mountainous province of Lao Cai. Meteorological experts say they have
never recorded such continuous severe hails.
The hailstorm occurring in the early morning of
March 27, in the three districts of Bac Ha, Muong Khuong and Si Ma Cai
in Lao Cai province damaged nearly 12,000 houses, causing losses of
about VND70 billion or $3.5 million.