Three People Die After Strong Winds PULL Them Out Of Their Apartment

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  • Source: CNN
  • 04/07/2024
You hear about freak accidents caused by natural  disasters, but this one is particularly chilling.

In China, three individuals lost their lives as  typhoon-strength winds forcefully yanked them through their apartment windows. The nation is currently battling  devastating winds, and this incident is just a glimpse of the havoc wreaked by this extreme weather. Alongside the casualties  from these powerful gusts, thousands of homes lie demolished in the wake of the storm.

From CNN:

A total of seven people had died in Jiangxi province since the exceptionally strong winds began on Sunday, state broadcaster CCTV reported on Thursday. More than 5,400 houses were damaged and 313,000 people affected, of whom about 1,600 had to be evacuated to safety, it added.

The Chinese meteorological authority issued an orange alert - the highest on its three-tier warning system – on Tuesday, the first since 2013, according to the state-run Global Times.

Four deaths and at least 10 injuries were reported in the provincial capital Nanchang, the hardest-hit city, when severe thunderstorms and heavy rains hit on Sunday, according to CCTV.

Among them were a woman in her 60s and her 11-year-old grandson, yanked from their apartment windows by strong wind together with their mattresses, according to CCTV citing media reports.

A 60-year-old woman from the same building was also swept out of the window by extreme wind. All three were confirmed dead, the state broadcaster reported.

One weather station picked up a wind speed exceeding the highest level of 12, equivalent to a Category I hurricane, according to state media, while 29 others detected level 10 and 11 winds.


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