The world’s high-risk tornado corridors are in the United States, Bangladesh, and Eastern India, but tornadoes can pop up almost anywhere, if the conditions are right. Other sites where tornadoes also appear include southern Canada, Europe, Asia, and Australia. In 2012, confirmed fatalities worldwide occurred in Poland, Japan, Indonesia, and Turkey. On February 24, a strong tornado struck South Sulawesi province in Indonesia, killing five people and damaging 98 structures. On April 9, a tornado struck a construction site in Elazƒ±ƒü Province, Turkey, killing at least six people and injuring seven others. Several homes were destroyed along the tornado’s seven-mile-long track. On July 14, a group of tornadoes hit the northern region of Pomerania in Poland, killing a 60-year old man in Wycinki and injuring at least 10 other people.
WASHINGTON (TIP): The US on Thursday designated al-Qaida in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS), a regional branch of the global terror network, as a “foreign terrorist organisation” and added its chief Asim Umar on the list […]