Hailstorm hits Nakon Phanom village

The biggest hailstorm in 10 years wrought havoc on Sampong Village in the northeastern province of Nakhon Phanom yesterday, the Thai-language daily Thai Rath reported this morning (Jan 25, 2020).

More than 60 houses were severely damaged, with their roofs blown off by strong winds.

Sampong sub-district chief Sombat Nakajad later took carpenters to build new roofs for the villagers.

“It is the biggest storm I have seen. Fruit trees were uprooted, not to mention crops that were destroyed,” he said.