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    Germany: Two injured as tornado rages through North Rhine-Westphalia

    Devastating Tornado Rages Through Western Germany

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    A severe tornado on Wednesday struck several towns in the Western German state of North Rhine-Westphalia, leaving at least two people injured.

    A rare tornado was ripping roofs from houses and overturning cars in the area west of Germany's Dusseldorf. As a result about 50 homes have been destroyed.

    Police had to cordon off roads to the town of Boisheim due to the falling trees.

    According to the police, a 23-year-old man was seriously wounded after he was hit by a tree branch as he was getting out of his car. Another casualty turned out to be a firefighter who suffered minor injuries due to an electric shock.

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