2 tornadoes kill at least 7 in China; over 200 injured | Nation/World News

BEIJING (AP) – Two tornadoes have killed at least seven people and injured more than 200 others in central and eastern China, officials and state media reported on Saturday.

The Wuhan government said six people died and 218 were injured in the inland Chinese city. The tornado hit at around 8:40 p.m. with winds of 86 kilometers per hour, fell on construction sheds and tore several trees, the official Xinhua news agency reported, citing the government of the Caidian district.

Wuhan is the city where COVID-19 was first discovered in late 2019.

About 90 minutes earlier, another tornado struck Shengze city about 400 kilometers east of Jiangsu Province, Xinhua reported. The Suzhou city government, which oversees the city, said one person was killed and 21 injured, two seriously.

Xinhua said the tornado overturned factory buildings in Shengze, near Shanghai city on China’s east coast, and damaged electricity facilities.

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