Tornado Strikes Near Tokyo

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.