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Strong tornado hits the city of Iasi, damaging homes and injuring 3 people, Romania

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A powerful tornado hit the city of Iași, Romania late July 6, 2019, injuring 3 people and damaging several homes. Iasi is about 380 km (236 miles) NE of capital Bucharest.

The event lasted just a few minutes, according to the Inspectorate for Emergencies. The twister tore rooftops apart, downed numerous trees and streetlights.

The worst affected was Miroslovesti village where a house was almost completely destroyed and several more were damaged.

Several parts of Romania were affected by severe storms over the past couple of days.

This is the second powerful tornado to hit the country in just 2 months.

A large mesocyclonic tornado hit Drajna Noua and Dragalina, Calarasi district, Romania on April 30, 2019, damaging homes, agricultural fields and vehicles.

At least 7 people were injured, most of them after the twister turned over a bus with 39 people inside. 

Local media reports mention 10 homes were left without their roofs.

Meteorologist Mariana Fratila said it was a great and powerful tornado 'that has formed as a funnel from top to bottom and bottom to top.'

Drajna Noua is located about 110 km (68 miles) east of capital Bucharest.

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