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Tornado kills one, injures 79 in China

By AFP
July 06, 2024
A representational image of houses after a tornado. — AFP/file
A representational image of houses after a tornado. — AFP/file 

BEIJING: A tornad o that ripped through a town in eastern China on Friday killed one person and injured 79, local authorities said.

Images posted on social media networks showed extensive damage after the tornado struck mid-afternoon in Dongming county, 530 kilometres south of Beijing in Shandong province, the local emergency management bureau said in a statement.

“The disaster left one person dead. A total of 79 people also suffered varying degrees of injury,” it said. Rescue, relief and clean-up operations were underway. Chinese media showed images of a huge grey tornado moving at high speed and carrying debris into the sky.