Caserta tornado: Chaos as powerful storm strikes Italy – several injured

Pitcture have emerged on the social media showing the devestation left by a huge tornado after it ripped through Caserta this eveing.

Buses were left overturned and a powerstation was reportedly damaged in the storm.

Other pictures show signs toppling including one from Burger King on cars while rubble from buildings littered the streets.

The municipalities of Caserta, which include San Nicola la Strada , Recale , Marcianise , Maddaloni , San Tammaro , San Marco Evangelista and Macerata Campania, have all reported widespread damage to cars and home according to local media.

Hail also struck parts of Caserta sparking further damage and triggering power blackout.

The worst damage has so far been recorded in Viale Carlo III where a Burger King sign fell on cars and several balconies collapsed.

The tornado caused damage and disruption on the city’s A1 highway, where a truck was overturned. It is understood the driver was not in the vehicle at the time.

Meanwhile six caravans reportedly flew from a storage area located outside the highway and crashed near the Caserta Sud toll booth, with pieces of fallen sheet falling on the highway. Some cars were hit and one person was injured.

More to follow…