Tornado Strikes Near Tokyo

    People look at damaged buildings after a tornado struck Tsukuba city, northeast of Tokyo, Sunday, May 6, 2012. The tornado tore through the area, injuring at least 30 people, destroying dozens of homes and leaving thousands more without electricity. (AP Photo/Yomiuri Shimbun, Tetsu Joko) JAPAN OUT

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    A city 40 miles from Tokyo was struck by a tornado Sunday that destroyed dozens of houses and killed a 14-year-old boy. Emergency responders rushed through the city of Tsukuba after the tornado injured about 30 people and damaged 200 houses. The area around Tokyo, which has scientific-research centers and residential neighborhoods, rarely sees tornadoes. Twenty-four thousand people were left without electricity Sunday, Tokyo Electric Power Co. said.

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