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Tornado damages 120 houses, fells trees, posts in QC

/ 11:19 PM September 24, 2012

A WOMAN cradles her child in her arms as her husband repairs the roof over their house which sustained some damage after a tornado hit a community in Quezon City on Sunday. MARIANNE BERMUDEZ

At least 120 houses were damaged in Barangay Bagong Silangan, Quezon City, after a tornado tore through the community around 5:30 p.m. on Sunday.

Barangay chairperson Crisell Beltran said the tornado blew off the roofs of houses and uprooted several trees and electric posts, causing a power outage in the area.

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According to residents, the tornado hit the communities of Area 5 and Lingayen in Sitio Veterans, Panther Street in Sitio Veterans 4 and a house in Spring Country.

Fortunately, no one was reported killed or hurt when it struck.

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Beltran, meanwhile, asked the city government to provide assistance to affected residents, particularly those who need to repair their damaged houses.

Most of the houses in the area which is situated near a small creek were made of light materials.  Julie M. Aurelio

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