Eastern Japan was hit by a tornado on September 4, 2013. The tornado tore off roofs and shattered windows, as it has ripped through Koshigaya in eastern Japan, injuring several dozen people.


The TV footage of the area showed badly damaged houses in Koshigaya, Saitama prefecture, where some of the roofs are peeled off. One of the local officials said that, so far, rescuers have not received any reports of injuries, about an hour after the winds smashed through the area.

The official said, “The roof of a school gymnasium was torn off, and the power supply is cut off. Traffic lights are not working either.” Pictures posted on the social networking sites like Twitter and others showed dark funnel of clouds thath stretched down to the ground and whipped up the debris. The winds came down after tornadoes created a havoc in other parts of eastern Japan on September 2, 2013.

The calamity has injured 63 people so far and about 110 houses have been damaged or destroyed in Koshigaya and surrounding areas. One injured person was in a grave condition with a fractured skull. Residents are being prevented from entering their houses due to fear of collapse.

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