Rare tornado hits China's Kaiyuan City, killing 6 people and injuring at least 190

Rare tornado hits China's Kaiyuan City, killing 6 people and injuring at least 190

A large tornado hit China's northeastern city of Kaiyuan, Liaoning Province at 17:15 LT (09:15 UTC) on July 3, 2019, killing 6 people and injuring at least 190. Provincial weather authorities said tornadoes in this region are rare.

According to local media reports, the twister was on the ground for several minutes.

It upturned vehicles, downed trees, knocked out power and damaged numerous buildings along its path, particularly in the industrial district of Tiexi.

Kaiyuan City issued a grade-II emergency response immediately after the incident occurred.

Experts at the Liaoning provincial weather bureau are studying the cause of the tornado, which is rare in the region, the Global Times reported

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