Tornado kills 6, injures nearly 200 in China

Tear down trees and electricity poles as it rips through a northeastern Chinese city


Afp July 04, 2019
This photo taken on July 3, 2019 shows a tornado in Kaiyuan, in China’s northeastern Liaoning province. – A tornado has left six people dead and nearly 200 injured after ripping through a northeastern Chinese city, local authorities said on July 4. PHOTO: AFP

A tornado has left six people dead and nearly 200 injured after ripping through a northeastern Chinese city, local authorities said on Thursday.

The tornado hit Kaiyuan in Liaoning province on Wednesday afternoon, tearing down trees and electricity poles, smashing the windows of apartment buildings, and knocking down some brick walls.

More than 190 people were injured and 43 of them were hospitalised, the Kaiyuan public security bureau said on the Weibo social media platform.

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