An apparent tornado hit a densely populated area of Indonesia Wednesday injuring dozens of people and damaging hundreds of homes.
According to local officials, the tornado carved a five minute long path of destruction through Tambakrejo Village in the Sidoarja regency of the country, home to nearly 2 million people.
Videos posted to social media show the twister ripping apart buildings in the area, tossing pices of them into the air with ease.
“Tornadoes are rare, but not unheard of, in wet tropical climates such as in Indonesia, said Donegan. “This tornado appeared to be of the weaker variety, but since it struck a densely populated area, it impacted a large number of people.”
Indonesian disaster agency official Dwidjo Prawito told Reuters that at least 35 people were injured and more than 600 homes were damaged by the twister.
by Eric Zerkel
November 23, 2017