Devastation following Australia Tornado

22 March 2013 Last updated at 10:25 GMT

Aerial footage has shown the devastation caused after a tornado hit two Australian states.

One resident of a caravan park in Mulwala, New South Wales said, “This is just like we’re in war. Everyone’s lost everything!”

Another woman described witnessing, “bits of timber and trees and pieces of caravan” flying past.

In the state of Victoria, around 20 people were injured and had to be airlifted to a local hospital.

Australia Tornado Damage

Columbus Direct customers who have purchased their policies after 22 March 2013, 10:25 GMT will not be covered under the policy for Travel Delay, Abandonment, or Missed Departure as a direct or indirect result of the bad weather.

Please note that the airlines should make themselves responsible for offering clients alternate flights / compensation for additional accommodation and so these elements would not be covered under the policy.

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