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South Africa Tornado Damage: $25M

September 3, 1999

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) _ A tornado that ripped into a Cape Town neighborhood last weekend caused more than $25 million in property damage, the Cape Town city council said Friday.

The storm killed five people and injured 177 when it hit near dawn Sunday, leaving some 5,000 people homeless. In addition to wrecking hundreds of homes, the tornado damaged four schools, two of them severely, destroyed one church and damaged another.

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