Rare and Deadly Tornado Hits Tsukuba City, near Tokyo, Japan – May 6, 2012

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Tornado Hits Tsukuba City

A tornado tore through a city northeast of Japan’s capital on Sunday, killing one person, injuring dozens of others and destroying scores of houses.

Firefighters and medical teams rushed to the area after the tornado struck Tsukuba city, 60 kilometers (40 miles) from Tokyo. The city is a science center, with dozens of research and academic institutes, but the tornado appeared to mostly hit residential areas.

A 14-year-old boy died after being injured by the storm, Tsukuba Medical Center said.
More than 30 other people were injured, including at least 10 who were being treated at hospitals, fire officials said. Details of the death and injuries were not immediately available.

Public broadcaster NHK showed rows of houses without roofs, apartment complexes with smashed balconies and shattered windows, and tilting telephone poles that could barely stand.

It said about 200 homes were damaged.

Tokyo Electric Power Co. said 24,000 homes were without electricity as lightning added to the storm’s damage.

Tornadoes are relatively rare in the Tokyo area.”

Source and author: yomiuri.co.jp * sheilaaliens Tornado

6 responses to “Rare and Deadly Tornado Hits Tsukuba City, near Tokyo, Japan – May 6, 2012

  1. close shave to fuckushima

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  2. Was driving through roppongi area yesterday and surprised that it was so stormy that my car was hard to control. The way houses arebuild here no wonder they got severely damaged.

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  3. I was raised and live in Fukushima prefecture. I came for business meething in US Florida, in March 2011. I returned for family only. We not return again, and forever live here now. Japan is being punished for something. I feel sorry for the families that can’t leave, as I guess that is their own fault..

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  4. Deborah Hart

    My heart goes out to the brave Japanese people. They have had SO my adversity, it is amazing they have the will to go on, but they do!

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  5. Deborah Hart

    Please excuse the type-o.

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  6. lukebandit

    We need to pray for the people of Japan. Like a poster said, Japan is being punished for something. Tsnami, Nuclear plant explosions, earthquakes, tornadoes, snow, flooding.

    When I saw the tornado in Japan, I thought, they really have HAARP more and more perfected, like they can just type in a disaster and the city state country Lat-Lon’s and hit enter and it will happen.

    So sad.

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