Tornado damage in Rugby
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Tornado damage clear-up under way

A tornado has "ripped" through part of Rugby in Warwickshire, damaging homes and gardens.

People living on Wentworth Road and Buchanan Road started the clear-up on Thursday.

Eyewitness Beryl Clarke said sheds, trampolines and other items had been scattered across neighbours' gardens.

"Everybody's got everyone else's stuff," she said.

The Met Office said the evidence suggested that a tornado had formed in Rugby, created as a rotating, funnel cloud makes contact with the ground.

More than 100 miles away, a suspected tornado also blew down farm buildings in Essex, killing 20 chickens.

  • 26 Apr 2012