Troops help people overcome consequences of strong whirlwind

PANO – Lao Cai’s Steering Committee for Flood Prevention, Control, Search and Rescue has sent more than 1,500 troops, border guards and militia to help people impacted by heavy rain and whirlwind to return to their normal lives as quickly as possible.


On May 1st, heavy rain and a whirlwind suddenly swept over eights districts and towns in Lao Cai Province, destroying 52 houses and 2 schools, ripping roofs off of 1600 houses, and damaging crops of local people.

Notably, most of the houses in Bac Ha District were seriously damaged or levelled by the whirlwind.

Translated by Nguyen Thao