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Seven tornadoes on day of SA blackout

AAP logoAAP 14/11/2016

Storm damage is seen in the town of Blyth, South Australia, Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016 © AAP Image/David Mariuz Storm damage is seen in the town of Blyth, South Australia, Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016 At least seven tornadoes ripped through South Australia on the day of the statewide blackout in September, a new report by the Bureau of Meteorology says.

The 54-page report comes after severe storms tore down transmission lines in the SA's mid-north, overloading the main interconnector with Victoria and causing a power outage across all of SA.

"Multiple supercell thunderstorms produced damaging to destructive wind gusts, including at least seven tornadoes, very large hailstones and locally intense rainfall," the report, released on Monday, said.

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