Severe storm kills 3 people in AucklandThursday December 6, 2012 - 12:12 EDT
New Zealand police say a severe storm has killed three people in Auckland and injured others.
Residents in the west of New Zealand's biggest city have reported seeing a tornado, but weather bureau officials believe a line of thunderstorms was to blame.
Pictures show trees ripped from the ground and debris strewn across the road.
Forecasters say a second round of thunderstorms will hit the city shortly.
The army and emergency services have been called in to help with the clean up.
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