CHINA 8 dead after tornado hits S. China's Hainan

CHINA

8 dead after tornado hits S. China's Hainan

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11:06, August 29, 2019

A tornado touched down in an area near the intersection of Zhongxing Street and Industrial Road in downtown Danzhou City, Hainan Province, at about 3:30 am on August 29. With a magnitude of three, the tornado affected two construction site dormitories, killing eight people and injuring two others.

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Photos: CCTV

At present, the injured have been sent to the hospital for treatment and the rehabilitation work is under way.

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The tornado also damaged several nearby homes and power lines, and toppled some trees.

Local authorities are stepping up repairs and restoration, with specific damage being investigated.

(Compiled by He Jieqiong)

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