Tornado in Japan

May 6, 2012 at 12:46 pm local time in the eastern part of Japan went tornado, destroying dozens of homes and leaving more than 20,000 households without electricity. There were no casualties: the result of the event in the 60 kilometers to the north-east of Tokyo, killed 14-year-old. The cause of death has not been determined, but the boy was among 15 people, brought by rescuers to a hospital immediately after the incident, a tornado. Another 21 people at the scene were given medical aid.

Local authorities report that the number of victims and survivors of tornadoes in Ibaraki Prefecture and Tottigi while is not accurate and may increase.

Fire and Rescue Service Tsukuba reported that 30 to 50 homes were destroyed, many of them completely. In the neighboring city of Tochigi Prefecture, Mook man injured and 132 buildings damaged.Also in Tottigi several others suffered from showers with hail and strong winds. Because of the powerful lightning movement of high-speed passenger trains have been violated, and several people were found unconscious. On local television Tsukuba were shown destroyed buildings and bare foundations on which stood the house recently. The total number of destroyed and damaged buildings was 500, and the wounded — about 40.

Japan Meteorological Office reported that the vast region east of the country may experience strong winds and storms, which can develop into a tornado, advising people to choose the most safe places pastime.Source:

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