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Tornado Destroys Provincial Capital In Canada

Regina is the capital city of the province of Saskatchewan, Canada with a population of 30,000.

On June 30, 1912 green funnel clouds started to form 11 miles south of Regina. At 4:50pm a tornado touched down at traveled 7.5 miles through the heart of the city. Wind velocity was estimated to be 310 mph. “In just twenty minutes it completely leveled a number of houses, and caused other houses to explode as the pressure inside the structures rose when the tornado passed overhead.” It left a path of destruction from the southern residential area, the downtown business district, rail yards, warehouse district, and northern residential area. The tornado killed 28 and left 2,500 homeless.

Destroyed home in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
June 30, 1912

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