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Update: ‘Possible tornado’ wreaks havoc in Maskraal

The alleged tornado has left a wake of destruction in its path after it was spotted by motorists and locals shortly after 13:00.

The tornado-like image captured on camera shortly after 13:00 this afternoon (June 3) has caused chaos in the vicinity of Maskraal and Madadeni’s Section 7.

Charles Steyn of Magenta Medical Services said houses in the area have been damaged with roofs reportedly ripped off.

He added that injuries have been reported, but the severity of these is not yet known.

Residents left to pick up the pieces after the ‘possible’ tornado rips through the Maskraal area:  

A request for clarification on whether this was a tornado was made to the South African Weather Service, but no response was received by the time of publication.

This is still a developing story and will be updated as soon as more information is available.

Also read: Possible tornado spotted near Utrecht

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