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Latino Daily News

Sunday June 3, 2012

Turbulent Wind Storm Attacks Colombian Town, Damages 1,000 Homes

Turbulent Wind Storm Attacks Colombian Town, Damages 1,000 Homes

Photo: Damaged caused by the wind storm in Colombia

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A wind storm battered the northern Colombian town of Sabanalarga, leaving 108 people injured and damaging 1,000 homes, the National Risk Assessment Unit, or UNGRD, said.

Six people seriously injured in Friday’s storm were taken to a hospital in the northern city of Barranquilla, UNGRD, which is under the Office of the President, said.

Some of the damaged homes were completely destroyed, it added without specifying a number, while 80 tents were installed for some families to spend the night.

Several roofs of large commercial establishments also collapsed during the storm, sparking panic among the town’s population.

UNGRD director Carlos Ivan Marquez traveled to the town to deliver food, hygiene products, mattresses and beds.