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Tokyo tornado brings chaos

Monday, September 02, 2013 - 00:24

Sept. 2 - A freak tornado brings chaos to parts of the Japanese capital. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT - NO REPORTER NARRATION EDITORS PLEASE NOTE: EDIT CONTAINS MATERIAL THAT WAS ORIGINALLY 14:9 House were ripped open, cars overturned and several people were hospitalised after what is believed to be a rare tornado ripped through a suburb of Tokyo on Monday (September 2). Japanese media report 'several dozen' people were hospitalised after what seemed like a twister ploughed through Koshigaya and Noda, an hour's drive from central Tokyo. Thousands of homes were reported to be without power. Violent wind bursts, some seemingly tornado-like in nature, have been observed in the suburb flatlands surrounding the capital, but rarely have large swathes of residential areas been affected before.

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Tokyo tornado brings chaos

Monday, September 02, 2013 - 00:24