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'Tornado' damages cars and houses

Houses in The Fairway were damaged
Essex Fire Service said about 60 homes were damaged

A street has been evacuated after houses and cars were damaged by a suspected tornado.

Emergency services were called to The Fairway in Benfleet, Essex, earlier when residents reported a tornado moving down the street.

The fire service said about 60 houses had been damaged, with eight properties suffering roof damage.

No-one is believed to have been injured and firefighters have remained at the scene to make it safe.

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