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Tornado leaves New Orleans neighbourhood in ruins, killing one

NEW ORLEANS (REUTERS) - Crews were assessing the damage on Wednesday (March 23) on the east side of New Orleans where a powerful tornado killed at least one person and injured eight others as it left a two-mile (3.2km) path of destroyed homes, uprooted power lines and overturned vehicles.

A dark funnel cloud touched down at 7.30pm Tuesday (8.30am Singapore time Wednesday), flattening buildings and flipping over vehicles in the Arabi area of St. Bernard Parish.

A spokesperson for the parish, just east of downtown New Orleans, said first responders found a 26-year-old man dead near his home.

https://www.straitstimes.com/world/united-states/tornado-leaves-new-orleans-neighbourhood-in-ruins-killing-one

 

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