Tornado in China kills 10, hundreds injured

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At least 10 people have been killed in China after a back-to-back tornado in the eastern and central parts of the country.

According to the reports by the local media, more than 300 people have been injured in the tornadoes. Six people died in Wuhan, where the Coronvirus was first detected and four others died in Shengze, Jiangsu province, 400 km east of the Wuhan.

The tornado at Shengze was the first one to struck the country at around 7 pm local time on Friday, which alongside human causalities also toppled factories and electrical facilities. Around 149 people have been reported to be injured in the region, besides the four deaths.

A tornado then hit Wuhan at about 8: 40 pm with winds of 86km an hour (53 mph), destroying more than two dozen homes and triggering a power outage affecting 26,600 households, Xinhua reported. The Wuhan government said six people had died and 218 were injured.


Publish : 2021-05-15 12:36:00

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