Thunderstorms damage over 800 houses in Mekong Delta

Thunderstorms, strong winds and high tides damaged over 800 houses in Ca Mau, Kien Giang and Bac Lieu provinces in the Mekong Delta in the past three days.

The Committee for Disaster Prevention of Ca Mau Province said Tuesday that 752 houses and more than 340 hectares of rice and other crops were destroyed, and one fishing boat sank, killing a fisherman.

The total damage is estimated at VND6 billion ($256,600).

High tides and strong waves have caused “severe” erosion along a 120m section of embankment in Tran Van Thoi District.

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An Minh, Nguyen Phuong