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Desperate search for China tornado survivors

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earching through Mountains of Rubble for tornado survivors in China, Friday. The storm bringing with it, hail and torrents of rain, killing around a hundred people. Roofs have been ripped off houses, power lines are flattened, and cars overturned. The disaster struck late Thursday, just north of China's commercial capital, Shanghai.
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Survivors describing the chaos, say it felt like the end of the world. Power and communications are down and the government is rushing in emergency supplies. President Xi Jinping calling for an all out rescue effort. At least 800 people have been injured and with 200 in critical condition, the death toll looks likely to rise.
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China is often hit by severe storms in the summer months, although, experts say tornadoes are rare. Officials warn that El Nino weather pattern is bound to bring in more severe weather than usual this year.