3 dead after severe thunderstorms, gales hit eastern China

Source: Xinhua| 2019-03-21 21:49:05|Editor: Li Xia
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NANCHANG, March 21 (Xinhua) -- Three people are dead after strong thunderstorms, gales and hail swept through parts of Jiangxi Province in eastern China on Thursday, local authorities said.

The severe weather has toppled 77 houses and caused 188 people to evacuate, said Jiangxi's emergency management bureau.

Some 81,000 people in the region were affected, and the estimated direct economic losses are 250 million yuan (about 37.4 million U.S. dollars), said the bureau.

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