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China - Severe weather (Xinhua, CMA, media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 3 May 2021)

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  • On 30 April - 1 May, heavy rain with hail and thunderstorms occurred in Jiangsu Province (coastal-eastern China), resulting in casualties.
  • According to the official Chinese news agency (Xinhua), 11 people died and about 66 others have been injured. A total of 3,050 individuals were evacuated, and more than 13,600 people have been affected. More than 6,000 houses and 1,700 ha of crops have been damaged.
  • Strong wind and heavy waves have been reported and authorities are conducting search operations after a fishing boat capsized.
  • Heavy rain is forecast over southern Jiangsu on 3-4 May.