Indonesia Tornado

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Published Tuesday, January 1, 2019

A tornado swept through an Indonesian village in Cirebon in West Java province on Sunday, killing one person and causing widespread destruction.

The powerful winds have reportedly damaged 165 houses in the area. National Disaster Mitigation Agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said on his Twitter account that the puting beliung (tornado), which took place at about 3.30pm, had caused blackouts in most parts of the area.

The utility authorities have continued to work to repair power grids damaged by the tornado.
Source: DORRIS