A powerful tornado has swept through several villages in the south-eastern Czech Republic, injuring 150 people and causing major damage, local media say.

Thursday's storm blew off roofs from a number of buildings in the Breclav and Hodonin regions, uprooting trees and overturning cars.

The worst-hit places looked like a war zone in videos posted by witnesses.

Rescue teams from across the country and also from neighbouring Austria and Slovakia have been deployed.

Half of the village of Hrusky was destroyed by the tornado, a local official was quoted as saying by the Lidove Noviny newspaper.

BREAKING: Tornado causes major damage in the Czech Republic pic.twitter.com/TdSm87Z4gG

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