Tornado damages 20 houses in Bogo City

CEBU CITY — At least 20 houses were damaged after a tornado hit Sitios Proper 1 and 2 of Barangay Odlot, Bogo City, some 94 km. north of Cebu City, on Wednesday afternoon.

No fatality was reported but four persons suffered minor wounds.

The tornado, which struck at about 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, blew away the roofs of the houses.

The tornado also damaged 14 fishing boats, and brought down lighting posts and trees, causing a power outage that lasted until 10 p.m. Wednesday.

The Cebu Electric Cooperative (Cebeco) II said their linemen restored power to the households on Thursday.

Bogo City Mayor Carlo Martinez has directed all city departments to provide the tornado victims whatever help they need. PNA/