Tornado Tosses Debris Through Christchurch

A tornado ripped through Christchurch, New Zealand, on November 18, reports said. The local site Stuff reported two injuries.

Caillyn Benbow, who recorded this video, told Storyful, “I noticed these rectangular things just flying and swirling around the sky. I then realized that they were parts of a building. Next thing I knew, it started actually looking like a tornado.”

NewstalkZB quoted a Fire and Emergency spokesperson as saying “there had also been a multitude of calls following the tornado, with reports of roofs being torn off and air-conditioning units falling off buildings.”

Benbow also told Storyful, “We were just stunned, having never seen anything like that with our own eyes, quickly realizing that people were probably getting hurt or killed.” Credit: Caillyn Benbow via Storyful