dept of healScores injured in EC storm

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Mthatha and Idutywa were worst hit by the storm.

That could have either been a tornado or a straight line wind in the form of a downdraft, he said. Both are equally as damaging. Severe thunderstorms and severe downdrafts are not unusual or uncommon in the region.

dept of healScores injured in EC storm,Kupelo said around 20 villagers were admitted to Nompumelelo Hospital in Peddie and andept of health eastern capeother 13 were taken to a nearby hospital.

The Eastern Cape Weather Centre spokesperson Miguel Sampson said it was possible that a tornado hit the region.

The Eastern Cape Health Department spokesperson Sizwe Kupelo said they were still trying to determine the exact number of people affected.

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