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Tornado capsizes fishing boat in south-central Vietnam

Tornado capsizes fishing boat in south-central Vietnam

Thursday, May 23, 2024, 12:14 GMT+7
Tornado capsizes fishing boat in south-central Vietnam
A still image taken from a video shows a tornado on the coast of Khanh Hoa Province in south-central Vietnam, May 22, 2024

A tornado ripped through the waters off Van Hung Commune under Van Ninh District in the south-central Vietnamese province of Khanh Hoa on Wednesday, capsizing a fishing boat, according to a local official.

Tran Trung Thong, vice-chairman of the commune’s administration, said that the tornado swept through the coastal area near Ha Gia Village at 3:00 pm the same day.

Apart from capsizing the fishing boat, the tornado hit several other sea vessels and coracles.

The tornado caused no casualties, Thong said.

Thuy Diem, a resident of Ha Gia Village in Van Hung Commune, said that she had filmed a tornadic waterspout that tore through the coast and frightened both fishermen and locals.

The tornado dissipated before reaching locals’ homes.

According to Diem, she had spotted a tornado that hit the coast about two or three years ago, but it was much further from the mainland.

a tornado is a natural disaster formed by atmospheric instability, with air rising from severe thunderstorms, according to the national weather center.

A tornado might signal a powerful storm, the center warned.

Tornadoes are violently rotating columns of air, visible as rotating funnels of cloud that connect the sky with the earth or ocean.

A powerful tornado can engulf anything in its path and cause extensive damage to houses.

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Tieu Bac - Minh Chien / Tuoi Tre News

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