Brrrr… Worst Snowstorms in 50 Years Continue to Cripple China
It’s C-C-C-Cold in China!
Thousands of stranded train passengers wait outside a railway station in China’s southern city of Guangzhou February 2, 2008. China is not yet over the worst of a winter weather crisis that has killed 60 and doomed millions to a cold dark Lunar New Year holiday next week. The State Council, China’s cabinet, issued a warning that snow, sleet rain and icy rain will sweep most parts of southern China for several more days, the official Xinhua news agency reported late on Friday. (REUTERS/Bobby Yip)
Brrr… It’s cold in China!!
The BBC reported:
China’s government has warned people to brace for more bad weather as the country struggles to cope with the worst snow storms in over 50 years.
State weather services said the worst-hit provinces faced several more days of snow and freezing rain.
The crisis has affected an estimated 100 million people, and caused some 54bn yuan (£3.8bn) of damage.
The government has doubled the number of soldiers assigned to help with relief efforts, state media said.
More than 300,000 troops and almost 1.1 million reservists have been deployed.
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