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11 Aug 2020 | 12:50 AM UTC

China: Tornado in Inner Mongolia causes damage and casualties on August 9

China News Alert

Tornado in Inner Mongolia causes damage and casualties on August 9; expect disruptions

TIMEFRAME expected from 8/11/2020, 12:00 AM until 8/13/2020, 11:59 PM (Asia/Shanghai). COUNTRY/REGION Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region

Event

A tornado reportedly injured 33 people and caused damage at a tourist site in northern Inner Mongolia on Sunday, August 9. State officials announced that the tornado had struck Swan Lake, near BaotouDarhan Muminggan Joint Banner, damaging over 100 yurts and injuring tourists and workers at the site. Three individuals are believed to be seriously injured and are receiving treatment at local hospitals.

Travel disruptions are to be expected as emergency services carry out recovery efforts in the area.

Advice

Individuals in the affected areas are advised to monitor local weather reports, abide by directives issued by local authorities, and prepare for transportation disruptions.

 

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