33 injured as tornado hits north China's Inner Mongolia

At least 33 people were injured after a tornado hit Darhan Muminggan United Banner, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, on Sunday afternoon.

The tornado struck a township in the banner, a county-level administrative area in China, at 3:30 p.m. Beijing Time.

Around 100 gers, the traditional round-shaped dwelling, have been damaged and rescue operations are underway.

According to local authorities, three critically injured people have stable vital signs.