Death Toll from Fierce Cuban Tornado Climbs

January 29, 2019

(Miami Herald) – The death toll has climbed to four for the strongest tornado to hit Cuba since 1940. Nearly 200 people suffered injuries. During its 16-minute rampage through eastern Havana neighborhoods it carried vehicles aloft and slammed them into buildings, crumbled homes and blasted out windows. The Regla, Guanabacoa, Cerro, San Miguel del Padrón, 10 de Octubre districts and parts of East Havana were especially hard hit as the tornado tore through on Sunday night, but high winds downed trees and caused damage in other parts of the capital too.

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