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Death toll from E China tornado rises to 11

TWO people injured in the tornado that hit the Longgang township of Wenzhou City in east China's Zhejiang Province died in hospital, bringing the death toll to 11, said local sources today.

Both victims are among the eight seriously injured by collapsed houses. The remaining six are still under medical treatment.

Three men and six women whose ages range from 30 to 75 were killed, according to earlier report.

A gale belt of 800-meter broad and eight-kilometer long swept through the Longgang township, Cangnan County of Wenzhou City at about 11:30pm yesterday from the sea.

The tornado wrecked 156 houses. Sixty-two people were injured in the mishap, with eight described as "in serious condition".


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