Wednesday, December 5, 2012

watery wednesday: small tornado/weather bomb to / Chris Gorman Three people have been killed after severe weather - including an apparent tornado - hit west Auckland this afternoon. Police sources have just confirmed that three had died in the west Auckland storm. Fire services communications manager Peter Stevenson said two people had been killed when a slab of concrete fell onto a truck at the St Georges Rd intersection At least seven people are being rushed to hospital, TV3 is reporting. A tornado reportedly hit Hobsonville, tearing down trees and ripping panels from the motorway. Fire, police and ambulance are racing to multiple callouts in Hobsonville and Upper Harbour and it is understood a number of people may have been injured as a result. The military are also believed to have been called in to assist. Air Force personnel are going door to door in Hobsonville.

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