Amazing video of rare Russian tornado on July 31

A tornado, estimated to be around EF-1 strength, pushed through Blagoveshchensk, Russia on Sunday, July 31, 2011. Tornadoes are rare in Russia, and this one was both unexpected and deadly. Check out this video.

This tornado struck killed at least one person and injured 28 others.

It struck Blagoveshchensk in eastern Russia, about 5,000 miles east of Moscow. The storm knocked over power lines, overturned vehicles, and caused roof damage across the city. It is estimated that the Russian tornado cost roughly 3 million dollars in damage. Tornadoes are rare events in most of Europe/Asia.  They are more common in the United States, Bangladesh, and Argentina due to the geography of these land masses which provides the right ingredients for thunderstorms to spin up tornadoes.

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