Tornadoes Hit Two Chinese Provinces, Killing 12, Injuring Hundreds

Tornadoes Hit Two Chinese Provinces, Killing 12, Injuring Hundreds

China faces more extreme weather as a result of climate change. The risk of disasters such as heatwaves and floods may increase in the coming years.

Andrew H. Sweet
  • Two tornadoes ripped through China's central city of Wuhan and a town in the eastern province of Jiangsu, killing 12 people and injuring hundreds while destroying homes and property, the official Xinhua news agency said.
  • Tornadoes often hit Jiangsu in the late spring and early summer.
  • China's commercial hub of Shanghai, 100 km from Suzhou, was also hit by powerful thunderstorms, prompting weather officials to declare an alert.

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