China News Service, May 15th. According to the official Weibo news of the Information Office of the Suzhou Municipal People’s Government, around 19:00 on May 14, some areas of Shengze Town, Wujiang District, Suzhou City were suddenly hit by a tornado. The preliminary study was judged to be an EF3 tornado. The maximum wind force is 17 levels.

The tornado caused casualties and damaged local power facilities and many houses.

The metal enclosure structure on the building was severely deformed.

Photo by Zhong Sheng

  As of 5 a.m. on the 15th, the investigation and rescue was over.

According to statistics, the disaster caused a total of 4 deaths (1 died on the spot, 2 died in critical condition after treatment failed, and 1 was found missing and died after being sent to the hospital for treatment ineffective), 19 people were slightly injured (observed and treated in the hospital, none of them were alive) Danger), 130 people were slightly injured (returned to their homes after treatment by the hospital); 84 households were damaged, with a damaged area of ​​1,500 square meters; 17 enterprises were damaged, with a damaged area of ​​13,000 square meters.

No disasters occurred in other parts of Suzhou.

  At present, power supply has been restored in some local power-off areas, and the on-site order has basically recovered and stabilized.