Milan Tornado: 12 Hurt After Twister Strikes
A tornado has ripped through a suburb of Milan, injuring 12 people and damaging buildings and vehicles.
Video shot by witnesses on their mobile phones captured the twister tearing through an industrial region in Grezzago, leaving a trail of devastation as it destroyed cars, overturned trucks and uprooted telegraph poles.
"We were inside there and a lorry crashed into the wall and came through it," said Stefano Grimoldi, who was caught up the carnage.
"Then all the windows broke and we couldn't understand what was happening."
He added: "Look there is no more roof, no more doors, there's nothing left."
"It came from over there - the next little town along in Pozzo D'Ada," explained witness Luca Mariani.
"Then it came through here, Grezzago, then it went towards Trezzo," added his friend Anthony Farchica.
"It lasted, I'm not sure, the time it took, ten minutes or a quarter of an hour," they added.
Firemen, civil protection and other rescue services rushed to the scene.
Although no deaths have been reported there are reports of a dozen injuries.