Tornado in Venice – level 3

16-07-2015 15:00

This footage from shows a tornado sweeping through an area near Venice on Wednesday evening. It killed at least one and injured 30, three of whom were said to be in a serious condition.

Locals in the Veneto region captured the moment the tornado hit the area with their mobile phones, filming flames and debris flying in the air above the rooftops.

According to local media reports, the victim who has been killed was an elderly person who hasn’t yet been identified. They were driving a vehicle which was raised in the air by the tornado and then slammed to the ground.

Three people were said to be seriously injured while another 27 had lighter injuries.

Several homes and other buildings have also been badly damaged with many locals forced to spend the night with family and friends in nearby areas.

Difficult words: sweep (to move a lot of stuff at one time), debris (little parts of something broken), slam (to move with a lot of force), lighter (not very bad), force (to have to do something that you don’t want to).



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