07/12/2006

Tornado hits London street

A tornado that struck a north London street has injured six people, and caused severe damaged to several houses and cars.

The tornado which lasted just seconds ripped off roofs, tore down walls in Chamberlayne Road in Kensal Rise at around11am this morning.

The tornado which eyewitnesses described as being accompanied by lightning tore sent slates flying through the air hitting people and cars.

One person was taken to hospital suffering from head injuries and at least five others were treated for shock and minor injuries.

The area has been cordoned off while the damge to buildings is assessed.

London was experiencing hail and thunderstorms at the time the tornado struck.

(SP/CD)

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