The Dow plunged 470 points, while oil prices sink 8 percent in a grim beginning for a weak September.

US stock-market sunk as it kicked off September with heavy losses on the heels of the worst month for Wall Street since 2012 with serious concerns over the strength of the global economy.

U.S. stocks suffer 3rd-worst drop of year on weak China data

Wall Street kicks off stormy Sept: Dow plunges 470 points on weak China data via @usatoday

Dow nosedives 470 points on more China fears via @CNNMoney

US stock markets off more than 2.8% at close as China's troubles spread west – as it happened