After deadly China tornado, rescuers clean up hazardous chemicals

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A villager takes out his belongings from his damaged house after a tornado hit Funing on Thursday, in Yancheng, Jiangsu province, June 24, 2016. REUTERS/Aly Song
Rescue workers work on damaged high-voltage towers after a tornado hit Funing on Thursday, in Yancheng, Jiangsu province, June 25, 2016. REUTERS/Aly Song
Rescue workers stand on a damaged house after a tornado hit Funing on Thursday, in Yancheng, Jiangsu province, June 25, 2016. REUTERS/Aly Song
Paramilitary policemen stand next to damaged trees after a tornado hit Funing on Thursday, in Yancheng, Jiangsu province, June 25, 2016. REUTERS/Aly Song
A villager washes shoes in a river covered with debris after a tornado hit Funing on Thursday, in Yancheng, Jiangsu province, June 25, 2016. REUTERS/Aly Song
Relatives cry over a victim killed by the tornado in Yancheng, Jiangsu province, June 25, 2016. Picture taken June 25, 2016. China Daily/via 
Relatives carry a coffin of a man killed by the tornado on Thursday during a burial ceremony, in Yancheng, Jiangsu province, June 26, 2016. REUTERS/Darley Shen
People pray for victims of the tornado which hit Yancheng on Thursday, at a square in Ningbo, Zhejiang province, China, June 24, 2016. Picture taken June 24, 2016. REUTERS/Stringer 
Jiang Xiuqing (R), 65, who was injured when a tornado hit Funing on Thursday, sits at a hospital in Yancheng, Jiangsu province, June 25, 2016. REUTERS/Aly Song
A villager walks on a bridge after a tornado hit Funing on Thursday, in Yancheng, Jiangsu province, June 25, 2016. REUTERS/Aly Song
A rescue worker works on a damaged high-voltage tower after a tornado hit Funing on Thursday, in Yancheng, Jiangsu province, June 25, 2016. REUTERS/Aly Song 
Tangled rings are seen at a school after a tornado hit Funing on Thursday, in Yancheng, Jiangsu province, June 25, 2016. REUTERS/Aly Song
A paramilitary policeman carries a bag of medicine outside a damaged house after a tornado hit Funing on Thursday, in Yancheng, Jiangsu province, June 25, 2016. REUTERS/Aly Song
A man looks at a damaged car after a tornado hit Funing on Thursday, in Yancheng, Jiangsu province, June 25, 2016. REUTERS/Aly Song
A rescue worker disinfects a damaged house after a tornado hit Funing on Thursday, in Yancheng, Jiangsu province, June 25, 2016. REUTERS/Aly Song
Rescue workers stand on a damaged house after a tornado hit Funing on Thursday, in Yancheng, Jiangsu province, June 25, 2016. REUTERS/Aly Song
Rescue workers walk past a damaged house after a tornado hit Funing on Thursday, in Yancheng, Jiangsu province, June 25, 2016. REUTERS/Aly Song
A rescue worker disinfects a damaged house after a tornado hit Funing on Thursday, in Yancheng, Jiangsu province, June 25, 2016. REUTERS/Aly Song
A villager who was injured when a tornado hit Funing on Thursday, is seen at his damaged house in Yancheng, Jiangsu province, China June 25, 2016. REUTERS/Aly Song 
People ride a vehicle past damaged trees after a tornado hit Funing on Thursday, in Yancheng, Jiangsu province, June 24, 2016. REUTERS/Aly Song. 
People ride vehicles past damaged trees after a tornado hit Funing on Thursday, in Yancheng, Jiangsu province, June 24, 2016. REUTERS/Aly Song
A villager carries wood from fallen trees after a tornado hit Funing on Thursday, in Yancheng, Jiangsu province, China June 24, 2016. REUTERS/Aly Song
A villager walks on a damaged road after a tornado hit Funing on Thursday, in Yancheng, Jiangsu province, June 24, 2016. REUTERS/Aly Song
Xiao Bao, who was injured when a tornado hit Funing on Thursday, is seen near his damaged house in Yancheng, Jiangsu province, June 24, 2016. REUTERS/Aly Song
Villagers fix the roof of a house after a tornado hit Funing on Thursday, in Yancheng, Jiangsu province, June 24, 2016. REUTERS/Aly Song
Twins look for belongings at their damaged house after a tornado hit Funing on Thursday, in Yancheng, Jiangsu province, June 24, 2016. REUTERS/Aly Song
A villager talks on the phone near his damaged house after a tornado hit Funing on Thursday, in Yancheng, Jiangsu province, June 24, 2016. REUTERS/Aly Song
Twins look for belongings at their damaged house after a tornado hit Funing on Thursday, in Yancheng, Jiangsu province, June 24, 2016. REUTERS/Aly Song
Paramilitary policemen help victims to carry a bag of wheat inside a damaged house after a tornado hit Funing on Thursday, in Yancheng, Jiangsu province, June 24, 2016. REUTERS/Aly Song
A villager talks on the phone near his damaged house after a tornado hit Funing on Thursday, in Yancheng, Jiangsu province, June 24, 2016. REUTERS/Aly Song
Rescue workers work at night after a tornado hit Funing on Thursday, in Yancheng, Jiangsu province, June 24, 2016. REUTERS/Aly Song
Villagers walk past fallen trees after a tornado hit Funing on Thursday, in Yancheng, Jiangsu province, China June 24, 2016. REUTERS/Aly Song
Qiu Xiaoling (R), 59, stands on her damaged house after a tornado hit Funing on Thursday, in Yancheng, Jiangsu province, June 24, 2016. REUTERS/Aly Song
A villager takes out his belongings from his damaged house after a tornado hit Funing on Thursday, in Yancheng, Jiangsu province, June 24, 2016. REUTERS/Aly Song
Rescue workers transport a body after a tornado hit Funing on Thursday, in Yancheng, Jiangsu province, China June 24, 2016. REUTERS/Aly Song
 Rescue workers transport a body after a tornado hit Funing on Thursday, in Yancheng, Jiangsu province, China June 24, 2016. REUTERS/Aly Song
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BEIJING (Reuters) - Rescue workers have been trying to safely dispose of hazardous chemicals after a deadly tornado hit eastern China on Thursday, killing at least 98 people and injuring more than 800 others, Chinese state media reported late on Saturday.

The chemicals, including ammonium gas and silane, were stored at a solar panel factory in China's Jiangsu province, which was destroyed in Thursday's storm, said the official Xinhua news agency.

Find out more about that tornado that has claimed 78 lives:

Death total from destructive China tornado rises to 78

However, the amount of hazardous chemicals is not a large and the clean-up operation was expected to be completed on Saturday, Xinhua said, quoting a rescue work official.

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