Destructive tornado near Cologna, Italy

Destructive tornado near Cologna, Italy

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Violent thunderstorms in northern Italy produced a destructive tornado around 16:00 UTC on April 27, 2017.

The tornado touched down between Rovigo and Ferrara, damaging numerous houses and buildings, of which several were completely destroyed, uprooting trees and causing significant damage to farms. The most affected region was between Cologna and Alberone.

According to InMeteo, the tornado sparked strong gusts exceeding 130 km/h (81 mph). There were reports of casualties or injuries.

Featured image: Tornado damage in Cologna, Italy on April 27, 2017. Credit: Mattia Menegatti. Edit: The Watchers

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