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Cyclone kills 5 in N China

Xinhua | Updated: 2017-08-12 12:34

HOHHOT — At least five people were killed and 50 others injured after a cyclone swept through parts of North China's Inner Mongolia autonomous region, local government reported Saturday.

The cyclone wreaked havoc in four villages of Hexigten Banner and Ongniud Banner at 4 pm Friday, said the emergency response office of Chifeng city, which administers the two banners.

The casualty report was based on assessment as of 1 am Saturday while the loss of properties is still being calculated.

Many houses were severely damaged, the office said.

The injured were taken to hospital while relief work is underway.

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