WATCH: Marikina tornado crashes wedding party, sends guests panicking


Posted at Sep 14 2018 11:51 PM | Updated as of Sep 15 2018 01:38 AM


A newlywed couple's big day went from a dream moment to a nightmare, as a rare tornado crashed their party in Marikina on Friday afternoon.

In a video taken by Allan Jerome Estuaria that looks like a scene from a disaster movie, the groom and the bride can be seen celebrating the occasion with guests at Kapitan Moy until a crackle stopped the festivities and an ensuing blackout sent everyone in the room panicking.

A twister with a 1-kilometer radius affected about 20 houses in barangays San Roque and Santa Elena in Marikina.

According to Marikina Mayor Marcy Teodoro, among those damaged by the tornado is the Marikina Cultural Center, an 800-square meter adobe structure, which saw the entire roof stripped off.

Authorities are now assessing the extent of damage on site. - with a report from Maan Macapagal, ABS-CBN News