5 Dead, 33 Injured in Guangzhou After Powerful Tornado Hits

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Strong tornado kills 5, injures 33 in China's Guangzhou

Five people were killed and 33 others injured by a strong tornado that hit Guangzhou, the capital city of south China's Guangdong Province, Saturday afternoon, reported Xinhua, quoting local authorities.

The tornado hit Zhongluotan Town in the city's Baiyun District at approximately 3 p.m., while the weather station in Liangtian Village, roughly 2.8 kilometers from the tornado's point of occurrence, registered a maximum wind gust of 20.6 meters per second.

A preliminary investigation by the provincial meteorological bureau has determined that the tornado had a level-three intensity — two levels down from the highest intensity level of five — and that it moved an approximate distance of one kilometer.

Rescuers from the city's emergency management, weather, fire, waterworks and health departments as well as local residents have been sent to the site immediately.

As of 10 p.m., the on-site search and rescue work has been basically completed. The injured have been sent to hospital. Authorities said 141 factory buildings were damaged and no residential houses collapsed.

Source: www.dailyfinland.fi

9 Comments
  1. Amy_1985 says

    I can’t imagine the devastation caused by such a strong tornado. My heart goes out to all the victims and their families. It’s important for communities to come together and support each other during such tragic events.

  2. Emily_Smith says

    I am devastated to hear about the tragic incident in Guangzhou. My thoughts are with the families of those who lost their lives and with the injured individuals. It’s crucial that we continue to improve our disaster preparedness and response strategies to minimize the impact of such natural disasters.

  3. Alicia1990 says

    It’s heartbreaking to hear about the loss of lives and injuries caused by the tornado in Guangzhou. My thoughts are with the families of the victims during this difficult time.

  4. Maria_Smith says

    Were there any early warning systems in place to alert residents about the incoming tornado in Guangzhou?

    1. JohnJohnson says

      Yes, there were early warning systems in place to alert residents about the incoming tornado in Guangzhou. Local authorities activated the warning system promptly, sending out alerts to residents through various channels including SMS, sirens, and public announcements. Despite the tragic outcomes, the early warning system played a crucial role in minimizing further casualties and ensuring timely evacuation measures were undertaken.

  5. EmilySmith_87 says

    My heart goes out to the victims and their families affected by this tragic tornado in Guangzhou. It’s devastating to hear about the lives lost and the widespread destruction caused by natural disasters like this. Sending thoughts and prayers to all those impacted.

  6. AliceJohnson says

    How were the injured victims rescued from the tornado-hit area in Guangzhou?

    1. DavidSmith says

      The injured victims were rescued from the tornado-hit area in Guangzhou by a joint effort of rescuers from various departments and local residents. They were immediately sent to the hospital for medical treatment.

  7. Emily Johnson says

    It’s heartbreaking to hear about the devastating impact of the tornado in Guangzhou. My thoughts are with the families of those who lost their lives and the injured victims. Let’s hope for a quick recovery and restoration of the affected areas.

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