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Tornado near Tokyo kills one, injures dozens

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A tornado is seen in Tsukuba, north of Tokyo, in this picture taken by a resident, May 6.

Firefighters and medical teams rushed to the area after the tornado struck about 40 miles from Tokyo. The city is a science center, with dozens of research and academic institutes, but the tornado appeared to be mostly in residential areas.

Officials say a 14-year-old boy died and more than 30 people were injured.

-- Reported by the Associated Press

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People walk near debris and damaged vehicles in a residential area after a tornado struck Tsukuba, Japan.

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This picture whows a tornado sweeping through Tsukuba, Japan.

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A damaged residential area is seen after a tornado struck Tsukuba, Japan.

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A tornado is seen in Tsukuba, Japan.

One person is dead and dozens are injured in Japan after a tornado in a city northeast of Tokyo destroyed scores of houses. Today's Courtney Reagan reports.