A tornado swept through an Indonesian village in Cirebon in West Java province on Sunday (Dec 31), killing one person and causing widespread destruction. The powerful winds have reportedly damaged 165 houses in the area. National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said on his Twitter account that “the puting beliung” (tornado), which took place at around 3.30pm local time, had caused blackouts in most parts of the area. The tornado also caused considerable damage to two Muslim prayer rooms.
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