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Tornado in India on Sunday, 08 January, 2012 at 05:06 (05:06 AM) UTC.

Description
About 180 thatched and tin houses were damaged and many trees uprooted in an unseasonable violent tornado that hit Dera, Endalapur, Tarapada and other villages under Rajnagar block of Kendrapada district on Saturday. At least one person was killed and 12 sustained injuries in the tornado. Jaladhar Rout (45) of Tarapada was killed when lighting struck during the tornado. Many cycles and paddy bags were tossed around like toys in Dera village, where at least six persons, including two children were injured by flying roof tiles and metal sheets, said villager Tapan Parida. Pranakrushna Das of Endalapur village had a narrow escape in the tornado when some villagers managed to drag him out of his grocery shop, damaged in the storm. The fish market at Rajnagar was also damaged in the tornado, Sahoo said. "Many customers were purchasing fish and meat from my shop at Rajnagar. Suddenly at 11am the tornado hit our areas. My tin roof shop was damaged," said Sankar Behera a fish seller of Rajnagar. Road communication was affected due to uprooting of many trees. About 20 boats were also damaged in the tornado. Rajnagar tahsildar Bhabatarana Sahoo and other government officials rushed to the tornado-hit areas, including two medical teams. "The authority will clear the roads soon by removing the trees. Some schools and cyclone shelters in tornado-hit areas are jam-packed with women and children," Sahoo said. "We have started distributing food to the affected people. The authority arranged polythene covers for the affected too," he added.

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