Hailstorms, rain, tornado kill 51 persons in eastern China, dozens injured

Extreme weather, including hailstorms, heavy rain and a tornado, killed 51 and injured dozens in China`s eastern Jiangsu province, the official Xinhua news agency reported Thursday.

Hailstorms, rain, tornado kill 51 persons in eastern China, dozens injured
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Beijing: Extreme weather, including hailstorms, heavy rain and a tornado, killed 51 and injured dozens in China`s eastern Jiangsu province, the official Xinhua news agency reported Thursday.

The storms hit Yancheng city in the province mid-afternoon Thursday, levelling homes, it said.