Brrrr… Worst Snowstorms in a Decade in China– Update: Snow Delays Cause Rioting
Brutal winter conditions have collapsed homes, snapped power lines and destroyed crops in China.
Snow disaster in China!
In this photo released by China’s Xinhua nes agency, buildings and structures are seen collapsed at a market place in Chaohu, east China’s Anhui Province, Saturday, Jan. 26, 2008. A 3,000-square-meter market of farm products was weighed down by heavy snow Saturday, with 8 people trapped in ruins, but all of them were rescued several hours later, Xinhua said. (AP Photo/Xinhua)
Parts of China are suffering their worst snowstorms in a decade.
The BBC reported:
Chinese authorities have ordered urgent measures to be put in place to fight nationwide transport chaos caused by severe weather conditions.
Ice and snowfall caused power cuts that left 100,000 people stranded at train stations in southern China on Sunday.
…Forecasters predict the bad weather will continue for a week, causing travel misery in the run-up to the Lunar New Year holiday on 7 February.
Brutal conditions in recent days have collapsed homes, snapped power lines and destroyed crops across the country.
Parts of China have suffered their worst snowfalls in more than a decade.
In the southern town of Guangzhou, more than 100,000 people have been stranded at the main railway station as power cuts paralysed services.
In this photo released by China’s Xinhua news agency, multitudes of travelers wait to get into the railway station in Guiyang, capital of southwest China’s Guizhou Province, Sunday, Jan. 27, 2008. Trains were delayed after snow and ice damaged overhead power lines a couple of days ago, Xinhua said. (AP Photo/Xinhua, Wu Dongjun)
Astute Bloggers has more on the chilly news.
MORE… Sadly, the freezing temperatures are now causing rioting in China:
Passengers come to blows as they fight to board a delayed train at a railway station in Guangzhou, in southern China’s Guangdong province. (BBC)