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Hailstorms Pummel Vientiane Capital, Major Power Outages Citywide

Hail storm in Vientiane Capital

A fierce tropical storm ravaged its way across the nation yesterday, bringing some relief from the scorching weather, but causing widespread damage due to strong winds and hail.

Hailstorms hit many parts of southeastern Vientiane, inundating homes and penetrating rooftops. Hailstones as large as ice cubes were noted by some …