Tornadoes injure hundreds in US

April 29th, 2008 - 1:43 pm ICT by admin  

Washington, April 29 (DPA) Destructive storms spawned tornadoes over south-eastern Virginia, damaging hundreds of buildings and leaving about 200 people injured, according to estimates by state officials. Monday evening’s tornado damage was centred around Suffolk, Virginia, about 300 km south of Washington.

All but a handful of the injuries were described as minor. There were no immediate reports of fatalities.

The storm produced hail and heavy rain, as well as destructive funnel clouds. Power lines were reported downed in much of the storm-damaged area.

Virginia Governor Tim Kaine issued a disaster declaration late Monday.

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