8 killed after tornado hit Hainan

Source: Xinhua| 2019-08-29 16:01:42|Editor: huaxia
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The damages after a tornado ripped across Nada Township of Danzhou City, south China's Hainan Province. (Xinhua)

At least eight people were killed after a strong tornado hit south China's Hainan.

HAIKOU, Aug. 29 (Xinhua) -- At least eight people died and one was seriously injured as a tornado lashed a township in China's southernmost island province of Hainan early Thursday morning, local authorities said.

The tornado hit Nada Township in the city of Danzhou at around 4 a.m. A workers' shed in a construction site collapsed, with eight people killed. One person suffered serious injuries and another person was slightly injured.

The province has sent a team to the site to guide the search and rescue work.

A damaged house is seen after a tornado ripped across Nada Township of Danzhou City, south China's Hainan Province, Aug. 29, 2019. (Xinhua)

The damages after a tornado ripped across Nada Township of Danzhou City, south China's Hainan Province. (Xinhua)

A car is crushed by a utility pole after a tornado ripped across Nada Township of Danzhou City, south China's Hainan Province, Aug. 29, 2019.(Xinhua)

The damages after a tornado ripped across Nada Township of Danzhou City, south China's Hainan Province.(Xinhua)

The damages after a tornado ripped across Nada Township of Danzhou City, south China's Hainan Province.(Xinhua)

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