The extreme weather hit the central Hubei province and east China’s Jiangsu province, according to the official Xinhua news agency.
Dramatic videos depicts large items being blown down streets due to the strong winds.
In Wuhan, six people were reportedly missing and 41 were being treated in hospitals.
The tornado in the central province ripped through the Caidian District at 8.39pm, according to Xinhua.
The news agency added that none of the people being treated were in a life-threatening condition.
The local government in Wuhan said the tornado snapped trees and toppled some construction site sheds.
A second tornado blasted Shengze town in the city of Suzhou.
The extreme weather killed one person and injured 21 in the area – two of whom were in serious condition according to reports.
Suzhou city’s fire brigade told Xinhua that the strong winds damaged electricity facilities and toppled several factory buildings in Shengze.
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