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Rare tornado strikes near Tokyo

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  • Last updated on May 6, 2012
A tornado reportedly passed through the town of Tsukuba, near Tokyo, on Sunday afternoon - leaving at least 30 people injured and damaging 200 homes. The storm has been widely reported to be a tornado, though Japan Meteorological Agency has yet to confirm. Tsukuba lies in the Ibaraki prefecture, northeast of Tokyo where tornadoes are rare. There were also hail storms and heavy rain, and this playlist captures some of the best views of the event from the ground, as uploaded to YouTube:
A tornado reportedly passed through the town of Tsukuba, near Tokyo, on Sunday afternoon - leaving at least 30 people injured and damaging 200 homes. The storm has been widely reported to be a tornado, though Japan Meteorological Agency has yet to...
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