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TWISTER INJURES TWO CHILDREN IN JAPAN

A small twister struck a city in central Japan on Tuesday, injuring two children and damaging many homes, police said.

Rooftops and tiles were ripped off by strong gusts of winds that briefly formed a twister Tuesday in Ichinomiya, a city of 260,000 about 170 miles west of Tokyo.

A 6-year-old boy riding in a car was cut by glass shards when one of the car windows was smashed by debris, and a 16-year-old girl was knocked off her bicycle and struck her head, police said.

A total of 105 homes and other buildings were damaged. Most of the damage was minor.

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