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Six dead, 190 injured as tornado hits northeast Chinese city

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor July 4, 2019 13:41

Six dead, 190 injured as tornado hits northeast Chinese city

Six people died and over 190 others were injured after a strong tornado hit a northeast China city in Liaoning Province, local authorities said Wednesday, with rescue efforts underway. The tornado struck the city of Kaiyuan around 17:15, 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, packing strong showers and hail, 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. In addition to residential areas, many factories and industrial parks were turned to rubble. Dozens of factories were damaged and severely flattened in the industrial park. Metal sheets were twisted into impossible shapes and thrown everywhere. All kinds of heavy machinery were scattered.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor July 4, 2019 13:41