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Several hurt as tornado hits Sampaloc, Baseco

/ 08:52 PM August 14, 2016
The row of shanties comprising the Baseco compound in Manila (INQJUIRER FILE PHOTO/EDWIN BACASMAS)

The row of shanties comprising the Baseco compound in Manila (INQJUIRER FILE PHOTO/EDWIN BACASMAS)

MANILA — Several persons were slightly hurt when a tornado hit residential areas in Sampaloc and Basecoon Sunday afternoon.

Johnny Yu, Manila’s anti-disaster chief, said the tornado took place at 4:30 p.m.

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At least 100 houses from G. Tuazon Street to Baseco compound were damaged.

Yu also confirmed slight injuries to several people living in the affected areas.  SFM

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RESIDENTS of Sitio Libo in Barangay Mojon, Talisay City salvage what is left of their homes after a tornado struck their community on Tuesday. LITO TECSON/CEBU DAILY NEWS

WHAT TORNADOES CAN DO:  In this June 19, 2013 file photo, residents  of Sitio Libo in Barangay Mojon, Talisay City salvage what is left of their homes after a tornado struck their community on Tuesday. (FILE PHOTO BY LITO TECSON/CEBU DAILY NEWS)

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