• Tornado hits Zamboanga village

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    ZAMBOANGA CITY: A tornado hit a village in Zamboanga City in southern Philippines, destroying a warehouse and a nearby house and injuring one man who was hit by debris, police said.

    Police said the twister appeared late Monday afternoon in the village of Tugbungan, surprising residents in the area who claimed the tornado just ripped off the warehouse from its base and damaged a neighboring house.

    A 52-year old man, Kimbok Lindangan, was rushed to hospital after being hit on the head by debris in the village.

    “It was quick and in a matter of several seconds it’s all gone and destroyed the warehouse and another house. It’s scary alright,” one villager said.

    Last year, ten people were killed – six of them children – and two other minors went missing, after their pump boat was hit by a twister in the middle of the Liguasan Marsh in the southern Philippine province of Maguindanao. The victims were heading home when the powerful tornado swooped down on them.

    A tornado also hit a small southern Philippine town of Kabasalan in Zamboanga Sibugay province and destroyed the roof of the main market and damaged several small stalls, including the garage of the local police headquarters. AL JACINTO

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