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Video: Tornado Hits ILVA Steel Works in Taranto

As if a possible closure leaving 20,000 families without an income were not enough, the controversial ILVA steelworks in Taranto, Italy was struck by a major tornado today, as these videos show.

According to Italian media reports, the whirlwind may have claimed 3 lives, injured 20, damaged Taranto and sections of the ILVA steel plant.

Six of those slightly injured were children in a local primary school.

Here is a video showing the tornado hitting Taranto:

[youtube width=”550″ height=”450″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h7RbLqWt9Ns[/youtube]

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Video by Daniele Carbotti.

Here is another video of the Taranto Tornado:

[youtube width=”550″ height=”450″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xzb7CXokqFU[/youtube]

This is where Taranto is in Italy:

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The situation is now under control.

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