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Tornado Wreaks Havoc in Guangzhou, Leaving Five Dead and Widespread Destruction

A powerful tornado ripped through Guangzhou, China, causing widespread devastation and claiming five lives. The twister uprooted trees, toppled buildings, and downed power lines, leaving a trail of destruction in its wake.

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Guangzhou, China - A devastating tornado tore through the Chinese city of Guangzhou on Monday, leaving behind a trail of death and destruction. The storm, which struck with incredible force, left at least five people dead and dozens more injured, as well as causing significant damage to buildings and infrastructure.

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Witnesses described the tornado as 'a swirling vortex of wind and debris' that ripped through the city's Tianhe District, a bustling commercial and residential area. The strong winds lifted objects high into the air, shattering glass and tearing down walls.

'I was looking out the window when I suddenly saw this dark cloud approaching,' said one resident. 'It was spinning so fast, and it was heading straight towards us. Within seconds, everything was in chaos.'

The tornado's path of destruction stretched for several kilometers, leaving a scene of shattered buildings, toppled trees, and overturned vehicles. One of the hardest hit areas was a residential complex, where dozens of apartments were partially or destroyed. Rescue workers were forced to dig through the rubble to free trapped residents.

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'We've never seen anything like this before,' said a local official. 'The tornado came out of nowhere and wreaked havoc in just minutes. It's a miracle that more people were not seriously injured.'

Authorities have declared a state of emergency in the affected area and are mobilizing resources to assist the victims. Emergency shelters have been set up to accommodate displaced residents, and food and water are being distributed to those in need.

The National Meteorological Center has issued a severe weather warning for southern China, urging residents to take precautions against further tornadoes and other extreme weather events. Meteorologists say that the current weather conditions are conducive to the formation of tornadoes and that more storms could occur in the coming days.

The tornado disaster in Guangzhou has left the community in shock and disbelief. Local businesses have been closed indefinitely, and many residents are unable to return to their homes. The government has pledged to provide financial assistance and support to those affected by the storm.

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