Two 25-year-old men who relied on electronic medical
equipment have died as a tornado hit Perth suburbs, cutting
power to thousands of homes.
West Australian Police said the Beaconsfield men were found
dead about 7.30am on Monday.
Both had pre-existing conditions that required medical
Police said they would investigate the deaths, which were not
being treated as suspicious, and prepare a report for the
Inquiries will relate to the electronic medical equipment.
The Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) confirmed the wild weather
that hit Hilton, O'Connor and Claremont early on Monday was a
As well as downing power lines, it tore roofs off homes,
smashed trees and sent a dinghy flying into the front yard of
A BoM spokeswoman said a wind engineer had inspected damage
in Hilton and concluded the tornado that hit the suburb
packed wind speeds well exceeding 125km/h.