Wellington, June 19 / Xinhua / — Last night the city of New Plymouth, located in the western part of the North Island of New Zealand, hit a tornado that caused damage to several houses, some areas of the city remained without electricity. Fortunately, no one was hurt.
According to the local fire service, a tornado raged not long, however, was very powerful. With the number of commercial and residential buildings in the heart of New Plymouth blew off the roof, the windows shattered windows. In addition, strong winds uprooted trees and overturned several cars. Because of the tornado over 300 families were left without electricity.
Local Electricity Authority to urgently start to carry out repair work. The extent of damage caused by natural disaster, are being investigated.