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Waterspout sweeps through Tri An Lake in southern Vietnam

Waterspout sweeps through Tri An Lake in southern Vietnam

Saturday, September 03, 2022, 10:45 GMT+7
Waterspout sweeps through Tri An Lake in southern Vietnam
This screenshot from a video shows a waterspout hit Tri An Lake in Dinh Quan District, Dong Nai Province, Vietnam, September 2, 2022.

A waterspout hit Tri An Lake in Dinh Quan District of southern Dong Nai Province on Friday afternoon, damaging many fish-farming rafts. 

The local authorities confirmed the incident later on the same day, adding that the waterspout emerged at the lake bed at around 4:45 pm, collecting water from the reservoir to form a columnar vortex.

The vortex was connected to a cumuliform cloud, according to witnesses.

A raft house is unroofed after a waterspout swept through Tri An Lake in Dinh Quan District, Dong Nai Province, Vietnam, September 2, 2022. Photo: Minh Thu / Tuoi Tre
A raft house is unroofed after a waterspout swept through Tri An Lake in Dinh Quan District, Dong Nai Province, Vietnam, September 2, 2022. Photo: Minh Thu / Tuoi Tre

The waterspout then moved to the shore, causing fish-farming rafts to be damaged and overturned.

According to the initial statistics of the local administration, the waterspout resulted in no casualties but completely blew off a raft house, swept away a fishing boat, and turned two rafts and two fishing boats upside down.

Locals overcome the consequences of a waterspout that swept through Tri An Lake in Dinh Quan District, Dong Nai Province, Vietnam, September 2, 2022. Photo: Minh Thu / Tuoi Tre
Locals overcome the consequences of a waterspout that swept through Tri An Lake in Dinh Quan District, Dong Nai Province, Vietnam, September 2, 2022. Photo: Minh Thu / Tuoi Tre

Such a weather occurrence as waterspout is rare in Vietnam, according to Nguyen Phuoc Huy - director of the Dong Nai Hydro-meteorological Station. 

“In recent years, in the Mekong Delta region, [waterspouts] occasionally occurred in the sea waters off Kien Giang and Ben Tre Provinces,” Huy said.

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