Devastating tornado kills 51 people in China


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Heartbreaking photos of children caught in the storm have been shared on social media showing them covered in blood as families are warned to stay inside as the storm is expected to rage for six more hours. A devastating tornado has killed at least 51 people in China after it ripped through the eastern province of Jiangsu.

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Numerous people have been injured in the deadly storm and a three-storey schoolhouse and a factory have been destroyed – with the death toll expected to rise.

Several buildings were destroyed, street light poles were snapped in half, and steel electricity pylons have crumpled after the storm swept through the Funing County of Yancheng City from 2pm local time (7am BST).

Families have been warned to stay indoors as the Yancheng weather bureau issued warnings that the storm is expected to rage for six more hours.

BBC producer Xinyan shared a series of heartbreaking photos of children that had been caught in the storm.

The terrified youngsters were seen huddling together, with many covered in blood and caked in mud.

CCTV also showed people carrying the injured to hospitals and cars and trucks flipped over on their roofs after winds reached speeds of 34.6 meters per second.

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The tornado proceeded to batter the city of Huaian in the afternoon. In Lianshui County, the one-hour rainfall reached 102 millimeters.

The affected areas are densely populated, and the death toll is expected to rise.

The southern part of the country is hit every year during the monsoon season of May, June and July, but this rainy season has been particularly wet. Water levels in some major rivers have exceeded those of 1998, when China was hit by disastrous floods that affected 180 million people, according to state media reports.

Video of the shocking aftermath shows the devastation the tornado caused – as buildings are seen with gaping holes and cars are seen crunched up on their side.

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The deadly storm comes after southern and eastern China experienced weeks of torrential rain and storms that have caused widespread flooding and a number of casualties.

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