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11 killed after extreme weather hits east China

Photo taken on May 1, 2021 shows fallen trees on the roadside in Nantong City, east China's Jiangsu Province. Eleven people were killed and dozens injured after strong gales struck east China's Jiangsu Province, the provincial authorities said Saturday. (Photo by Song Chenglin/Xinhua)

  Photo taken on May 1, 2021 shows fallen trees on the roadside in Nantong City, east China's Jiangsu Province. Eleven people were killed and dozens injured after strong gales struck east China's Jiangsu Province, the provincial authorities said Saturday. (Photo by Song Chenglin/Xinhua)

NANJING, May 1 (Xinhua) — Eleven people were killed and dozens injured after strong gales struck east China’s Jiangsu Province, the provincial authorities said Saturday.

Gales and hail swept parts of Jiangsu on Friday night, including Nantong, Huai’an, Yancheng, Taizhou and Suqian.

The disaster has left 11 people dead, 66 injured and 3,050 evacuated, according to the Jiangsu Provincial Emergency Management Department.

A fishing boat capsized due to the storm, and 11 crew members fell into the water. Two have been rescued and the search for nine others is underway.

Local authorities are organizing the relief efforts. Enditem

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