Chinese State Media Say 51 Killed by Powerful Tornado

June 23, 2016 1:12 PM

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BEIJING — A powerful tornado killed 51 people and destroyed large numbers of buildings Thursday in the eastern Chinese province of Jiangsu, state media reported.

The tornado hit a densely populated area of farms and factories near the city of Yancheng, about 800 kilometers (500 miles) south of Beijing, according to state broadcaster CCTV, other official media and the provincial rescue service.

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