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Violent winds of more than 100 kilometres per hour (60 miles per hour) blasted the central city of Wuhan on Friday night.
Six people died and more than 200 were injured, authorities said, adding that around 30 homes had collapsed.
Vehicles were crushed by falling objects, trees uprooted, buildings partially destroyed and electricity pylons felled, leaving more than 26,000 homes without power.
The gale damaged two construction cranes, one of which toppled onto the site below, causing significant damage.
In Suzhou, near Shanghai, another tornado with winds of more than 200 kilometres per hour wreaked havoc.
Four people were killed and one remains missing, according to local authorities.
Images shared on social media showed a black whirlwind which left a trail of destruction in its wake.
Earlier in May, a windstorm caused the deaths of 11 people in a different town also close to Shanghai.Agence France-Presse
Typhoon Lekima made landfall early on Saturday in the eastern province of Zhejiang with winds gusting to 187 km (116 miles) per hour, causing travel chaos with thousands of flights cancelled and rail operations suspended.
Strong winds pounded Nantong, a town of 8 million on the north bank of the Yangtze River, accompanied by hailstones the size of large marbles, according to the website Toutiao.com.
Torrential downpours unleashed floods and mudslides that caused nearly 230,000 people to be relocated and destroyed more than 1,300 houses, official state news agency Xinhua reported, citing the Ministry of Emergency Management.
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He added, “What we experience today will become something of the past tomorrow. Joining university and getting a degree was the ultimate end of our parents, but I assure you that education will never come to an end."
In a flash of a second, the men started to climb the pipe attached to the building forming a human chain.