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Storm kills 9 in Dongguan

By Li Wenfang in Guangzhou | chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2013-03-21 16:03

A tornado brought a rain and hail storm to some towns in Dongguan, Guangdong province, in the afternoon of March 20, killing nine people by 9:00 am on March 21, according to the provincial emergency management office.

A total of 148 people were injured, including 11 who were seriously injured.

Dongguan's meteorological observatory issued an orange signal warning of hails at 4:11 pm yesterday.

The observatory added that rain and hail storms occur mostly in March and April.

Contact the writer at liwenfang@chinadaily.com.cn


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