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Duration2016/06/23 Death toll from extreme weather in east China's Jiangsu Province has climbed to 78, the ministry of civil affairs said. Nearly 500 people were injured, 200 critically. Downpours, hailstorms and a tornado battered parts of Yancheng City at 2:30 p.m., destroying many houses.
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  • Xinhua 2016/06/26
    Death toll has climbed to 99 after a fierce tornado and storm hit east China\'s Jiangsu Province, which also left 846 others injured, local authorities said on 26 June.
    The city government said 1,591 homeless victims have been accommodated in temporary shelters in two counties.
  • Xinhua 2016/06/23
    At least 78 people died and 500 were injured in one of the deadliest natural disasters to hit east China\\\'s Jiangsu Province in decades on 23 June.
    Downpours, hailstorms and the worst tornado since 1966 battered parts of Yancheng City at 2:30 p.m., destroying homes and trapping hundreds of villagers in the rubble.
    Extreme weather was reported in several townships in Funing and Sheyang counties in the suburbs of Yancheng.
    Gales of 125 km per hour battered several outer townships of Funing County, while in Sheyang, the winds reached 100 km per hour.
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