Heavy Snowfall Kills 15 in China – Xinhua

From Xinhua via China National News:

Heavy snowfall over large parts of China Monday caused widespread traffic disruptions and left at least 15 people dead in weather-related accidents.

Five people died in collapse of buildings under the weight of fallen snow in central China’s Hubei Province , which had its heaviest snow in 16 years, and one person died in a building collapse in the eastern province of Anhui , where it has been snowing since Jan 11. The snow affected 7.8 million people in Hubei and caused losses of 1.43 billion yuan ($198 million), said Liu Hui, an official said Monday. [Full Text]

January 21, 2008 1:36 PM
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