WATCH: Tornado Hits China’s East Coast, 2 Dead

By Alistair Baker-Brian, August 14, 2023

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A deadly tornado has hit an area of Jiangsu Province on China’s east coast, leaving at least two people dead and 15 others with non-life-threatening injuries.

Footage was captured by residents of Dafeng District, Yancheng City – around 300 kilometers north of Shanghai – where the tornado hit at around 4pm on August 13.

Watch the footage below: 

According to KNEWS, the tornado was categorized as EF2 on the Enhanced Fujita scale – a system used to classify tornado speeds – with speeds of between 191-260 kilometers per hour.

EF2 tornados can cause significant damage, including overturning cars, uprooting large trees, blowing away roofs and walls, etc.

The tornado comes amidst a spate of extreme weather for many parts of China.

On July 28, the city of Xiamen in Fujian Province was effectively in lockdown as Typhoon Dussuri hit South China.

READ MORE: Flights Canceled & City in Lockdown as Typhoon Hits South China

Meanwhile, parts of North China have been hit by heavy flooding. In the capital Beijing, at least 33 people have been confirmed dead as a result.

READ MORE: 20+ Dead as Beijing Records Heaviest Rainfall in 140 Years

In neighboring Hebei, the death toll has reached 29 people, while Jilin Province has seen 15 people dead, including a deputy mayor.

READ MORE: 14 Dead in Jilin Flooding, Including Deputy Mayor

[Cover image via Weibo/@倔犟的秦人]

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