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Rare tornado hits New Zealand

Nigel Marple / Reuters

The devastation in the suburb of Hobsonville is seen after a tornado went through the western suburb in Auckland, Wednesday, December 6, 2012. Three people were killed and several injured after an unusual storm, described by witnesses as a "mini tornado", hit New Zealand's largest city of Auckland on Thursday, toppling trees and ripping debris from a construction site. Read the full story.

Nigel Marple / Reuters

Rescue workers inspect the scene where at least two men are believed to be dead inside a truck at a building site in the suburb of Hobsonville after a tornado went through in Auckland on Wednesday.

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Three people were killed when an unusually destructive tornado swept through New Zealand. NBCNews.com's Dara Brown reports.