A damaging tornado hit the village of Liliba near the city of Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara Province, Indonesia around 13:00 local time Thursday, February 28, 2019.
"A number of houses and some other structures were damaged. Almost all of the roof of their houses were destroyed," one of the residents said. Other residents said dozens of homes have been damaged.
The twister was reportedly accompanied by heavy rain and the event lasted about 30 minutes.
Sejumlah rumah di Kelurahan Liliba, Kota Kupang, Nusa Tenggara Timur rubuh dihantam angin puting beliung yang terjadi pada pukul 14.40 WITA. Jumlah rumah rusak masih terus didata. pic.twitter.com/jed2f8zm4J— Sutopo Purwo Nugroho (@Sutopo_PN) February 28, 2019
The head of the Kupang City Disaster Management Agency (BPBD), Abraham Ade Manafe, confirmed the tornado, adding that he had had not received data on the number of damaged homes.
"At present, the officers are still carrying out data collection on the location," he said.
Featured image credit: Sutopo Purwo Nugroho