Two tornadoes kill at least seven in China; over 200 injured

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People, wearing faces masks as precautions against the COVID-19 coronavirus, are seen past a billboard promoting their city in Wuhan, in Chinas central Hubei province on September 28, 2020. (Photo by Hector RETAMAL / AFP) (Photo by HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP via Getty Images)

BEIJING (AP) — Two tornadoes have killed at least seven people in central and eastern China and left more than 200 others injured, officials and state media reported Saturday.

The Wuhan city government said that six people had died and 218 were injured after a Friday night tornado.

China’s official Xinhua News Agency reported that the tornado hit Wuhan at about 8:40 p.m. It toppled construction site sheds and snapped several trees, Xinhua said, citing a local government.

State media said one person died and 21 were injured in another tornado in Jiangsu province about 90 minutes earlier. It toppled factory buildings and damaged electricity facilities in the town of Shengze.

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