facebook
twitter
search
search

Tornadoes rip through south-east Australia

March 21, 2013 at 1:00 PM

RUTHERGLEN, Australia, March 21 (UPI) -- At least two tornadoes tore across Australia's south-eastern Victoria state, injuring several people and damaging a number of structures, officials said.

The twisters moved between Cobram and Yarrawonga in north-east Victoria Wednesday about 8 p.m., the Australian Broadcasting Corp. reported.

Lachland Quick, of the State Emergency Service, said that there were several reports of injuries.

"I know there are quite a lot of holiday homes that are unoccupied and that may have assisted us with fewer injuries," Quick said. "But certainly at his stage it's very busy up there and we are issuing further volunteer units up there at the moment."

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
North Korea on missile cruiser deployment to Japan: U.S. 'will burn'
North Korea blasts South's idea of unified system
Seven arrests made in Tunisia hotel killings
Uber executives arrested in Paris
Greece closes banks ahead of referendum