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

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posted on Jan, 8 2012 @ 12:11 PM

1 dead.

is this normal for india??

cant say ive heard of it before!
edit on 8-1-2012 by Free4Ever2 because: sorry i had the wrong link lol

posted on Jan, 8 2012 @ 12:13 PM
April 19, 1963
A tornado in northwest Assam killed 139 people and left 3,760 families homeless in 33 villages along a 22-mile-long path. The tornado traveled towards the southeast. The Assam Province is northeast of Bangladesh.

March 17-18, 1978
In the northern suburbs of New Delhi, near the University, 28 people were killed and 700 were injured by a tornado that cut a path 3 miles long and 50 yards wide.

April 10, 1978
About 150 people died in a tornado in the Orissa District, mostly in the villages of Purunabandha and Keonjhargarh.

10 April, 1993
Scores of people were killed when a tornado struck the eastern Indian state of West Bengal yesterday, razing five villages to the ground.

24 March, 1998
A violent tornado or tornadoes killed 160 people and injured 2000 when it tracked through 20 coastal villages in the eastern states of West Bengal and Orissa. Many of the homes were constructed of mud, with thatched roofs, and people were pinned underneath when they caved in. Ten people were killed when the boat they were traveling in was lifted 20 feet into the air and smashed against the banks of a river. In Chakislampur, near the town of Danton, nine laborers who had been harvesting potatoes were killed when they were swept up into the air by the winds and then slammed back to earth. Fifty passengers of a bus were injured when strong winds blew it into a nearby canal. Local villagers cut open the doors of the bus to rescue some of the passengers, who were later hospitalized. Thirty-five children were crushed to death when a school building being used as a shelter collapsed at Goborghata in the Balasore district in Orissa. The tornadoes flattened 15,000 homes and left more than 10,000 people homeless.

ok so there is some! hope everyone is ok over there!

posted on Jan, 8 2012 @ 12:14 PM
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Description Seventy labourers were injured, 27 of them seriously, when a portion of an under-construction bridge collapsed in Upper Assam’s Dhemaji district. A section of the Bogibeel road-cum-rail bridge at Karenchapari Mechaki collapsed when a heavy vehicle was trying to cross while repair work was on.

posted on Jan, 8 2012 @ 12:17 PM
reply to post by SkipperJohn

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.

posted on Jan, 9 2012 @ 10:41 AM
Tornadoes can and will strike anywhere and anytime as long as the conditions are set for it. The US's Midwest is tornado central, but tornadoes can happen on all continents! I've read that only Antarctica is the only one without tornadoes!

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