A total of 12 people were killed Friday night in two tornadoes in Wuhan in central China and Suzhou in East China.A tornado hit Shengze town of Suzhou, East China’s Jiangsu Province, on Friday night at around 7 pm, leaving four dead and 149 slightly wounded, according to the local media reports on Saturday.
Also on Friday night, another tornado passed through two districts of Wuhan, capital of Central China’s Hubei Province, killing eight people and injuring 280, the city’s emergency management bureau said on Saturday.
State media reported that by Saturday, the extreme weather had caused the collapse of 85 houses, with 400 houses, two tower cranes and 8,000 square meters of temporary shelters damaged.
Many flights have been delayed and cancelled and some sections of the railway lines under the Wuhan railway bureau, have also been affected. Heavy rainfall is expected to occur in many parts of the country till Sunday.