Mini tornado wreaks havoc

14 July 2010 05:45 am - 4     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


By Jude Samantha

A mini tornado struck parts of the island early this morning damaging homes and uprooting trees. Officials in Bingiriya said that 26 houses were damaged in the tornado and two children were also injured.

The mini tornado lasted just over a minute when it struck Bingiriya, villagers in the area told Daily Mirror online. Two houses were completely damaged in the area.


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  • hrm Wednesday, 14 July 2010 08:15 AM

    in Sri Lanka we don't have the technology to warn events such as tornadoes since they occur very suddenly for very short time in a localized area. But people should be aware of how dangerous a tornado can be.

    Lal Hannadige Wednesday, 14 July 2010 08:44 AM

    the whole country is suffering who is responsible

    Arshad Wednesday, 14 July 2010 06:13 AM

    Hope if arrangements could be made by the disaster managment center to obtain information and give alerts like the Tsunami to avoid casualities

    bugger Wednesday, 14 July 2010 08:07 AM

    I think it's difficult to predict this type of weather

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