Six dead, 190 injured as tornado hits northeast Chinese city

4 July 2019
2019-07-04 11:54

Six people died and over 190 others were injured after a strong tornado hit a northeast China city in Liaoning Province, local authorities said on Wednesday. The tornado struck the city of Kaiyuan, the publicity department of the Kaiyuan government said. It touched down in Jingouzi Township, rampaged through an industrial park and churned south. It lasted around 15 minutes.

The tornado wreaked havoc on apartments, factory buildings and power lines. Local authorities are checking on losses. The city government said about 210 people have been rescued from damaged buildings. The tornado has caused great damage to several residential areas. Many rescuers were sent to search for trapped residents and evacuate the injured.

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