Tornado leaves one dead, 25 injured in China

A tornado struck Lianyungang City in east China’s Jiangsu Province, resulting in one fatality and 25 injured, local emergency management bureau said Thursday.

The tornado swept through 11 villages in four townships of Lianyungang at around 12 p.m. on Wednesday.

Over 2,200 villagers were affected by the disaster, and over 640 houses and about 250 hectares of farmland were damaged, according to preliminary investigation, Xinhua news agency reported.

Emergency workers were quick to arrive at the scene and the injured are currently being treated. Relief work is also being carried out in the affected areas.

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