The New Zealand North Island today struck a devastating tornado. Brunt of the disaster was in the city of Oakland and its suburbs.
According to a local police Rob Crawford, winds tore roofs of dozens of houses. One of the trade center destroyed. According to incoming reports, one person was killed and there are victims.
Despite the fact that in New Zealand tornado — are rare in the past almost all of tornadoes caused loss of people, according to ITAR-TASS.
So, August 25, 1948 near Hamilton element has claimed the lives of three people, and in August 2004 in Taranaki two people were killed.