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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