Central government allocates fund for tornado relief

China’s central government has appropriated a budget of 160 million yuan (24.2 million U.S. dollars) to cover disaster relief work in a city in east China’s Jiangsu Province, which was hit by tornado Thursday.

Heavy rain, hailstorms and a tornado battered parts of Yancheng City in Jiangsu on Thursday, leaving 98 people dead and 846 injured.

The budget will cover relocation and resettlement, living support, housing reconstruction and agriculture-related costs.

More than 8,600 houses, two elementary schools and eight factories were damaged as gales of over 100 km per hour battered several outer townships in Funing and Sheyang…

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