A large tornado formed in Los Angeles district of Bio Bio region, southern Chile during the afternoon hours (LT) of May 30, 2019, causing significant damage and multiple injuries.
The tornado formed just before 18:00 LT and was preceded by strong winds and large hail.
Locals reported downed trees and electricity poles, destroyed roofs, overturned cars and other damage.
More than 12 000 customers were without power.
Authorities said at least 6 people sustained light injuries and were taken to hospitals
Tornado cruzó la comuna de Los Ángeles, en la región del Bío Bío, causando daños de diversa consideración, específicamente en el Terminal Rodoviario de la ciudad. https://t.co/9haowHo223 pic.twitter.com/PaEstn5QLr— ALERTA DE EMERGENCIA (@ALERTADESISMO) May 30, 2019
MUNDO | São impressionantes assustadoras as imagens de um tornado que atingiu às 18h de hoje, hora local, a localidade de Los Ángeles, região de Biobío, no Centro-Sul do Chile. pic.twitter.com/MYXhNb8myW— MetSul.com (@metsul) May 31, 2019
Strong tornadoes such as this one are extremely rare in Chile.
Tornadoes are ext rare in Chile, especially strong ones such as this one.
Featured image: Large tornado hits Los Angeles district, Chile