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Flood in Central Vietnam: HCMC's school roof blown off due to eavy storm

November 02, 2020 | 09:42

Fierce storm has blown off the roof of a row of classrooms in Ho Chi Minh's Binh Phu high school on October 31, disrupting scheduled schooling.

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Flood in Central Vietnam: HCMC's school roof blown off due to eavy storm
(Photo: Zing News)

Following the accident, a long list of school belongings and property were damaged.

Flood in Central Vietnam: HCMC's school roof blown off due to eavy storm
(Photo: Zing News)

According to the leaders of Binh Phu high school, 116 teachers and school administrators were holding a conference for civil servants at the C building while the whole roof of B building was flown off to the sky.

Flood in Central Vietnam: HCMC's school roof blown off due to eavy storm
(Photo: Zing News)

It was a stroke of luck that there were no students at school during the incident. No casualties reported.

Flood in Central Vietnam: HCMC's school roof blown off due to eavy storm
(Photo: Zing News)

Over 350-meter-square of roofs were damaged, forcing the ceiling to collapse, damaging classroom furniture and equipment.

Flood in Central Vietnam: HCMC's school roof blown off due to eavy storm
(Photo: Zing News)

The classroom looks "miserable" after the record strong wind.

Flood in Central Vietnam: HCMC's school roof blown off due to eavy storm
(Photo: Zing News)

Corrugated iron roof falling off onto the ground. School authorities have reported the incident to the People's Committee of District 6 and the Department of Education and Training of Ho Chi Minh City to get prompt support to overcome the damage and restart the learning program as soon as possible.

Flood in Central Vietnam: HCMC's school roof blown off due to eavy storm
(Photo: Zing News)

School staff and fire personnel were dispatched to the scene to clear the wreck.

Flood in Central Vietnam: HCMC's school roof blown off due to eavy storm
(Photo: Zing News)

Over 50 people were in charge of "revamping" the no-roof classroom. Properties such as desks, chairs, air conditioning, teaching equipment were all in bad shape.

Flood in Central Vietnam: HCMC's school roof blown off due to eavy storm
(Photo: Zing News)

School authorities are trying to repair the damages while still ensuring safety in other areas within the campus.

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