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.