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Last Updated: Saturday December 09 2006 17:20 GMT

UK tornado victims still homeless

Tornado hit home in north London

About 100 people have spent a second night in temporary shelters following a tornado that hit London on Thursday.

Experts had been worried some houses would have to be knocked down because they were too dangerous to leave standing, but now they should be okay.

Some families have been put into temporary homes by the local council, while others are staying with family.

It's expected to cost millions of pounds to repair the damage caused by winds stronger than 100mph (160km/h).


Six people were injured, only one of them seriously, but up to 150 homes were damaged.

Tornadoes are swirling columns of wind which form when a warm wind meets a cold one, and are very rare in Britain.

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