Tornado kills 6, injures nearly 200 in China

Thursday July 4 2019

Fallen telegraph poles damaged by a tornado in Kaiyuan, in China's northeastern Liaoning province on July 3, 2019. PHOTO | STR | AFP

Fallen telegraph poles damaged by a tornado in Kaiyuan, in China's northeastern Liaoning province on July 3, 2019. PHOTO | STR | AFP 

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BEIJING,

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

People walk on walls and buildings damaged by a
People walk on walls and buildings damaged by a tornado in Kaiyuan, in China's northeastern Liaoning province on July 3, 2019. PHOTO | STR | AFP

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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