Rare whirlwind rips off two roofs in central Latvia

On the afternoon of June 14 a whirlwind ripped off two roofs in Jelgava, central Latvia, reports LSM via LETA news agency.

The owner of the Jelgavas tipogrāfija printing house Rodijs Trankalis said that the unusual weather phenomenon removed the roof off of two company buildings, and falling debris damaged an employee's car. The company are currently estimating the damage it has caused.

Whirlwinds are observed in Latvia several times a year, though mostly at sea. It's a rare weather occurrence this part of the globe.

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