11 people killed and more than 100 injured in strong hurricane winds in China

At least 11 people were killed and 102 injured when a powerful hurricane struck the eastern Chinese city of Nantong on Friday night.

The ferocious winds uprooted trees, ripped facades off buildings and littered streets with deadly debris.

Most of the dead were hit by falling trees and telephone poles or were dumped into the Yangtze River, which flows through the city of more than eight million people, located about 62 miles (100 kilometers) from Shanghai.

Meanwhile, rescue operations continued Saturday to search for the nine missing crew members of a fishing boat that capsized during the storm. So far, two more crew members have already been rescued.

About 3,000 people were evacuated from the city, which was bombarded by a major hailstorm.

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