The official Xinhua News Agency says nine people were killed in the city of Dongguan in southern Guangdong province after a Wednesday hailstorm. It says 272 others were injured from the storm, which caused economic losses of 357 million yuan ($57.5 million).
Three other people died from hailstorms that began Tuesday in neighbouring Hunan province, where 1,900 houses have collapsed, according to Xinhua's report Saturday.
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