Tornado and Hailstorm Kill 51 in China

June 23, 2016 3:11 PM

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Tornado and Hailstorm Kill 51 in China

A tornado and extreme hailstorm in China’s eastern Jiangsu Province, just north of Shanghai, has destroyed buildings and killed 51 people.

The tornado hit near Yancheng city Thursday afternoon, and hail and severe rains pummeled the surrounding county. Winds reached about 77 mph (125km-per hour), the Shanghai Daily reported, and toppled buildings and splintered telephone poles.

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