Freak hail storm kills dozens in China

By David Ferguson
Saturday, May 12, 2012 11:51 EDT
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Rescuers help storm victim Gansu China
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Thursday afternoon, violent storms swept over Gansu province in Northwestern China, killing at least 37 people with 19 others missing. Hail and torrential rains downed power lines, flattened buildings and razed crops.

Nearly 30,000 residents have been evacuated. China’s national flood control and drought relief headquarters issued fresh warnings to Gansu and all of China to step up weather monitoring and flood control efforts.

Watch this video report, embedded via Reuters, below:

David Ferguson
David Ferguson
David Ferguson is an editor at Raw Story. He was previously writer and radio producer in Athens, Georgia, hosting two shows for Georgia Public Broadcasting and blogging at Firedoglake.com and elsewhere. He is currently working on a book.
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