Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Tornado Philippines ( ABS-CBN News.. )

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Tornado destroys 136 houses in Sarangani

SARANGANI, Philippines – More than 100 families were left homeless after a tornado destroyed 136 homes in Sarangani province early Tuesday morning, officials said.

The twister struck Barangay Burias in Glan town, which has now been placed under a state of calamity.

The tornado also toppled trees and sank small fishing boats.

There were no reported fatalities.

“Nawalan kami ng bahay, nasugatan pa ang anak ko,” said one of the victims, Rosetta Ebba.

Antonio Aguis, who was one of the affected villagers, said his family lost everything.

The twister came from the sea, according to witnesses.

Heavy rains struck the village Monday night before the tornado occurred before dawn on Tuesday.

The affected families have sought temporarily shelter in a public elementary school while they await help. – Report from Jay Dayupay, ABS-CBN News SOKSARGEN