Rare Tornado Kills Three In Indonesia

March 1, 2012; 3:24 PM ET
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At least three people died and another 49 were injured when a twister struck central Indonesia last week, the Straits Times website said on Sunday.

The tornado hit the area of Sidrap on the island of Sulawesi Friday, flattening homes and leaving more than 200 people homeless.

Strong tornadoes are unusual, but not unknown, in wet tropical climates like that of Indonesia. However, powerful thunderstorms, which are the parent storms for twisters, happen in Indonesia at some of the highest rates on earth.

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