tornado sighted in north China's Inner Mongolia

Video. Deadly tornado hits northern China

A rare tornado was sighted in a desert in north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region on Sunday.

A rare tornado was sighted in a desert in north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region on Sunday.

Five people died in northern China and more than 50 homes were destroyed in a major city in Inner Mongolia, according to state media. 

According to data from the local meteorological authority, the tornado occurred at 12:47 and lasted for some 10 minutes before it disappeared.

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