Van thrown on top of a car by the strong wind   /   Photo:

Tornado hits Moscow suburb

Strong wind and heavy rain hit the suburbs of Moscow late on Wednesday, ripping out trees, breaking windows and raising cars up into the air.

In the town of Krasnozavodsk, northeast of Moscow, 62 people were injured, 25 of them had to be hospitalized for treatment.

The wind ripped roofs of houses, ruined the local market and school building, and threw cars forcefully onto the ground.

The cyclone disrupted the electric power support, leaving 24,000 people in 99 towns and settlements without electricity.

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