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Tornado kills 16 in east China
( 2003-07-10 06:38) (Xinhua)

A fierce tornado killed 16 people and injured 162 as it swept through Wuwei County in east China's Anhui Province on Tuesday night.

The provincial office of disaster relief said the tornado struck several towns 11:10 p.m. Tuesday and 2 a.m. Wednesday.

Fifty-seven people are still being treated in hospital with serious injuries.

The storm affected 23,681 people, destroyed 715 houses and caused estimated direct economic losses of 24 million yuan (2.9 million US dollars), according to officials.

To date, 1,786 people have been transferred to safe places. Rescue teams, medical staff and relief materials, including tents and food, have arrived at the affected areas.

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