Seven killed, over 230 injured after 2 tornados strike Chinese cities
Six people were killed and 218 others injured after a tornado, packing winds of 23.9 meters per second, ripped through the Canadian District of Wuhan at 8:39 p.m on Friday, toppling some construction site sheds and snapping a large number of trees, the Xinhua news agency reported.
According to an initial investigation by local authorities on Saturday morning, 27 houses collapsed. Two tower cranes and 8,000 square meters of construction site sheds also were damaged.
The tornado around 7 p.m. on Friday also damaged electricity facilities and toppled several factory buildings, the Xinhua report said.
The tornados came as a surprise to the locals as it is quite rare in the region.
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