1 killed, 8 injured in tornado in NE China's Heilongjiang
Published: Jun 02, 2021 01:45 AM
Photo: Screenshot of Weibo video

Photo: Screenshot of Weibo video

A tornado that hit Shangzhi city, in the suburban area of Harbin, in Northeast China's Heilongjiang Province, at around 6 pm local time on Tuesday, left one dead and eight injured, according to a report by the Heilongjiang-based newspaper Life Daily. 

The tornado also caused damages to more than 100 houses in the area as of Tuesday evening, as well as power outages and the suspension of a high-speed railway section, the newspaper said.

A video published online by Life Daily shows horrifying images of the tornado picking up dust and soil into the air, tainting the sky with a grayish yellow hue. Some houses were turned into piles of broken wood and big concrete chunks.

The police in Shangzhi have sealed off the areas hit by the tornado. The affected residents have been properly resettled by the local government, according to Life Daily.