China says more harsh weather in store after tornado kills five
Chinese weather officials stepped up warnings against heavy rain and strong winds in several regions, a day after a violent tornado wreaked havoc in the eastern province of Jiangsu, killing five people.
The latest incident in weeks of destructive and deadly weather spurred authorities to call for vigilance against strong winds in coastal areas near the Yellow Sea off Jiangsu.
Tuesday's tornado was brief but fierce, with social media images showing overturned cars, downed power lines and flying debris, much of which littered the streets of Suqian, a city in the north of the province.
Broadcaster CCTV said four people were injured, in addition to the five dead, when the tornado suddenly hit a densely-populated area at 5:20 p.m. (2120 GMT0), damaging or destroying 1,800 homes, leaving acres of crops devastated.