Thursday, April 5, 2012

Strong storm hits Argentina, leaving at least 11 dead, more than 20 injured

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — A strong storm in Argentina’s capital has blown down trees and destroyed roofs, killing at least 11 people in the region and leaving more than 20 injured.

Authorities say four people died in the capital of Buenos Aires as hail fell and heavy gusts of wind tore through the city.

Regional emergency management official Luciano Timerman told the government news agency Telam Thursday that seven others died in area near Buenos Aires. One was electrocuted and six were crushed by toppled walls and fallen roofs.

Timerman says the gusts of wind on Wednesday topped 100 kph (62 mph). Source