Severe thunderstorms in northern Ecuador


22.08.11.Bolee 200 families in the town of Nueva Loja, capital of Sucumbios, suffered as a result of a severe thunderstorm, accompanied by gusts of wind, which broke out in the night from Saturday to Sunday in this part of Ecuador.
Most of the devastation caused by the north of the city, where the roofs of the buildings were torn off by the wind, resulting in dozens of families were literally under the open sky.

City residents have experienced a moment of panic and terror, watching exposed unforgiving elements zinc sheets, billboards and trees flew through the air. During a thunderstorm, lightning bolts struck the house of one of the locals. Nine people were injured and were admitted to hospital Lago Agrio.

The building Syndicate professional chauffeurs Sucumbios province with wind blew a large pane of glass shards were injured, five of twenty, to pass examinations in the SDA. Several municipal buildings suffered damage, said Mayor Iofre Poma, who promised to help all those affected by the weather. The rains in the north of Ecuador does not stop local residents fear a repetition of such events.

Source: Ecuador today

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