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2 Dead as Hurricane Rips Through Omsk Region

Two people have been killed and more than 20 people injured after a hurricane swept through the Siberian region of Omsk over the weekend.

The death toll increased to two on Monday after an elderly woman died in hospital of a head injury sustained during the hurricane, a law enforcement official said, Interfax reported.

The second victim, a 23-year-old woman, died after a bus stop collapsed on her in the village of Troitskoe, near Omsk, a law enforcement official said.

A further 20 people were injured as the hurricane blew through 24 districts in the Omsk region, with winds reaching up to 29 meters per second.

In total, 550 buildings were damaged during the storm, including 345 homes, 33 schools and 12 kindergartens.

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