Indonesia, Tornado hit Manggarai East Nusa Tenggara

11:11 Mar 17 2012 Manggarai East Nusa Tenggara

JAKARTA, March 21 (Xinhua) -- Tornado has been attacking some parts of Indonesia in March, claiming several lives and forcing authorities to move faster helping victims.

Amid the concern, rumors spread that tornado would still attack with wind speed of 70 km per hour.

Last Friday, tornado attacked Manggarai regency of eastern Indonesia's East Nusa Tenggara province, causing severe damage to 251 houses while 297 others were slightly damaged.

This tornado also initially hit the same region on 14 through 17 Mar 2012, Based on Indonesian Disaster Management Agency this tornado affecting 6 subdistricts (51 villages) in East Manggarai district and resulting in 2 deaths, 1154 houses heavily damaged, 67 houses medium damaged, and 1140 houses lightly damaged. This disaster also damaged public infrastructure such as 57 school heavily damaged, 9 school damaged, 1 medical center, 8 religious structure heavily damaged, and 7 religious structure lightly damaged. 2 Government office also heavily damaged and 3 lightly damaged. 1072 clover plants also damaged with estimated loss around 398 millions IDR
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