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    Fatal Tornado Strikes Japan

    By By Evan Duffy, meteorologist
    May 08, 2012, 12:07:10 PM EDT

    A deadly tornado struck the Japanese city of Tsukuba on Sunday, leaving devastation in its wake. Over 30 were injured, with at least one death, the AP reports.

    Tsukuba, a city only 40 miles away from Tokyo, took considerable damage, with over 200 homes damaged by the twister.

    The one death from the tornado was a 14-year old boy. Details about how the boy died have not been released, other than that he died in the Tsukuba Medical Center from injuries obtained during the storm.

    Outside of the direct damage caused by the lethal tornado, the storm's lightning and gusty winds knocked out power to over 24,000 homes, according to the Tokyo Electric Power Company.

    While Japan is more famously known for its many intense earthquakes, severe weather does occur on the islands from time to time.

    This video of the tornado that hit the Japanese city of Tuskuba was taken by YouTube user Junko Tateishi

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