A cold spell struck northern mountain provinces on April 22 night, causing heavy rains alongside strong winds, thunderstorms and hail stones.
Flash floods and landslides triggered by torrential rains caused huge human and property losses to local people.
Big trees were uprooted in Ha Giang province, killing a local resident, while rocks fell in neighbouring Son La province, killing one. A local was killed by lightning in Yen Bai province.
The natural disasters tore off more than 1,600 roofs and destroyed 750ha of rice and subsidiary crops. As many as 31 construction works were also severely damaged.
Total economic losses were estimated at over VND10 billion, according to local authorities.