Saturday, October 19, 2019
Tornado tears through Chinese city of Kaiyuan killing 6 and affecting 9,000

At least 6 people died and 190 were injured after a tornado ripped through Kaiyuan, in northeastern China, on Wednesday, according to state media outlet Xinhua.

The tornado hit at around 5:15 pm local time and tore through the city in just 15 minutes.
That was enough time to destroy about 250 acres of crops and damage more than 4,300 homes, shattering windows and bringing down walls, according to local authorities and state media.
On Thursday, more than 800 rescue workers were racing to find those trapped among the rubble, according to local authorities.
About 210 people have been rescued from damaged buildings and over 1,600 have been evacuated from the city, while 63 people were hospitalized, according to the local government.
Local authorities have set up four temporary shelters for those affected.
On Thursday, more than 800 rescue workers were racing to find those trapped among the rubble, according to local authorities.
About 210 people have been rescued from damaged buildings and over 1,600 have been evacuated from the city, while 63 people were hospitalized, according to the local government.
Local authorities have set up four temporary shelters for those affected.
source: CNN
 
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