Rescuers search rubble in east China after tornado kills 78

June 24, 2016 1:07 AM

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YANCHENG, China — Rescuers in eastern China searched Friday for survivors of a tornado and hailstorm that killed at least 78 people as it swept over a city’s outskirts, destroying buildings, smashing trees and flipping vehicles on their roofs.

The tornado hit a densely populated area of farms and factories Thursday near the city of Yancheng in Jiangsu province, about 800 kilometers (500 miles) south of Beijing.

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