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China: Tornado: 2013/03/20 Country Information on DRR

Period 2013/03/20
Country or District China
Event Type Tornado
Outline The thunderstorm and hail hit China's Dongguan City on Wednesday afternoon, 20 March 2013 with winds of up to 176.8 km per hour and maximum precipitation of 40.6 mm, said the local government official. This was the strongest tornado to hit Dongguan since its meteorological records began.
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AFP 2013/03/21
At least 24 people died and scores were injured after a tornado carrying huge hailstones lashed southern China, causing widespread devastation and a ferry to capsize.

Xinhua 2013/03/21
A rare storm has left nine people dead and 272 injured in south China\'s Guangdong Province, local government said on Thursday, 21 March 2013.