China : Tornado : 2005/07/31
|Country or District||China|
|Outline||A tornado that lashed east China killed 15 people, including 11 schoolchildren who died when the roof of their classroom collapsed, media reports said on Sunday.|
|Human Impact||Physical Impact||Others|
The tornado that hit Lingbi County of Anhui Province Saturday already left 15 dead and 46 injured, the provincial civil affairs department said Sunday. Of the 15 dead, seven were migrant workers who were working at a sausage casing factory when the factory building collapsed.
At least 15 were killed and 37 others were injured by a tornado that ravaged an east China county on Saturday, according to local civil affairs department. The tornado began to lash Lingbi County of Anhui Province at 0:40 p.m. Saturday. Eight of the victims lost their lives on the spot when a township factory was flattened and pulled down by the powerful tornado, sources with the department said.
A freak tornado hammered Lingbi County in East China's Anhui Province on Saturday, killing 15 people and leaving 46 injured, local officials reported.
Reuters AlertNet 2005/07/31
The tornado, packing winds of more than 120 kph (75 mph), struck Lingbi county in Anhui province on Saturday, overturning vehicles and uprooting trees.