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Japan : Tornado : 2006/11/07

GLIDE:  TO-2006-000160-JPN

Duration 2006/11/07
Country or District Japan
Name Tornado
Outline A tornado ripped through a northern Japanese town on Tuesday, killing at least nine people and injuring 25 more, officials said.
Summary
Human Impact Physical Impact Others
FDMA Disaster Information (November 8, 2006)
Death 9
Injured sereously 6
Injured 20
Houses totally distroyed 15
Houses partially destroyed 22
FDMA Disaster Information (November 11, 2006)
Death 9
Injured sereously 5
Injured 14

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Report/Articles

FDMA Disaster Information (November 8, 2006)
Damage of the tornado in Saroma Cho, northen Japan (5th report). (PDF file, Japanese only)

BBC NEWS 2006/11/7
At least nine people have been killed and more than 15 injured when a tornado swept through a town in northern Japan.

FDMA Disaster Information (November 11, 2006)
Damage of the tornado in Saroma Cho, northen Japan (Second report). (PDF file, Japanese only)

CNN.com 2006/11/07
Local television showed a scene of devastation, with a wide swath of collapsed buildings, badly damaged cars and utility poles strewn across streets. Many of the victims were construction workers building a tunnel near the town, officials said. Tornados are relatively rare in Japan.