Three dead, dozens injured as rare tornado razes Czech homes



A view shows a damaged house in the aftermath of a rare tornado that struck and destroyed parts of some towns, in Moravska Nova Ves village, Czech Republic, June 25, 2021. /Reuters

At least three people died and dozens were injured after a rare tornado razed houses in the Czech Republic's southeast, rescuers said on Friday as they combed rubble for more victims.

The tornado struck on Thursday evening, destroying parts of some towns as strong storms swept through the area.

Local media said at least 150 people were injured and some are in critical condition.

(With input from agencies)