Boy Killed, Dozens Injured in Tsukuba Tornado Strike

A tornado tore through Tsukuba in Ibaraki Prefecture on Sunday afternoon, killing one person, injuring dozens of others and destroying scores of houses.

Firefighters and medical teams rushed to the area after the tornado struck Tsukuba at 12:46 p.m. The city is a science center, with dozens of research and academic institutes, but the tornado appeared to be mostly in residential areas.

A 14-year-old boy died after being injured by the storm, Tsukuba Medical Center said.

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