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Hurricane-force winds damage 100 homes in Chile

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June 8, 2011, 7:39 p.m. | World — by Associated Press

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SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — An unusual storm bringing hurricane-force winds, heavy rain and hail has damaged more than 100 homes in a Chilean lake resort. Emergency officials were already dealing with a volcanic eruption in the region. Winds blew at nearly 125 mph (200 kph), the equivalent of a Category 3 hurricane, ripping off roofs in Villarrica in southern Chile. Several people were injured.

Chile's meteorology center said Tuesday's storm was a strange had some "characteristics of a tornado."

Meanwhile, about 100 miles (160 kilometers) south of Villarrica, Chile's Cordon Caulle volcano kept erupting Wednesday, shooting out ash that disrupted air travel over much of Argentina.
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