Tornado Kills 51 in Jiangsu China

Tornado Kills 51 in Jiangsu China



The Eastern province of Jiangsu, China was hit with deadly weather on Thursday, June 23, 2016, around  9:00 a.m. EDT. The Chinese state media claimed that 51 residents of the province of Jiangsu were killed in this act of nature.

Xinhua, a Chinese news agency, reported that the province of Jiangsu was struck with a plethora of thunder and lightning strikes, followed by a rainstorm that quickly turned to hail.

Not long after the bad weather began, the tornado formed. The tornado wiped out and flattened the several homes in Yancheng, Jiangsu. Nearly 700,000 people live in the province.

According to the Associated Press, the torrential storm knocked down many homes and along with numerous buildings. There was flooding in the streets, which caused roadblocks.

Reports have predicted that there are still several of dozen people that have been injured. However, no information has been released about any further casualties.

The Public Slate will provide updates if they become available.

By T. Aaron DeGeorge
Edited by Cathy Milne

Associated Press: Chinese state media say 51 killed by powerful tornado
BBC Breaking News: China extreme weather: Dozens die in Jiangsu province

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