Tornado injures five, blows down hundreds of houses in southern Vietnam

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Houses destroyed by a tornado in Co Do District in Can Tho City on July 30. Photo credit: Tuoi Tre

Five people were injured and hundreds of houses were blown down by a tornado that blew through the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho on Wednesday, Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper reported.
The tornado developed in Co Do District at around 7a.m. during a light rain.
Residents said it happened so quickly that they had no time to prepare.
As many as 147 houses had their roofs blown off--56 of those collapsed completely.
The tornado also injured five residents and snapped a number of electric poles.
Local government provided families who had their houses damaged with food and VND2-6 million (US$94-282) each.
The municipal military command sent more than 200 soldiers to help affected residents move their furniture and property into to temporary shelters.

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