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Tornado wreaks havoc in Nebraska

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The funnel cloud from this tornado in Nebraska in the US spanned a quarter of a mile, derailing train cars, uprooting trees and downing power lines.

A bright flash of lightning can be seen as the thunderstorm swept across the Midwest.

The tornado remained on the ground for 18 minutes a few miles west of the town of Aurora, weather forecasters said. There were no reports of injuries.

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