BEJING – The Northern Chinese region known as ‘Inner Mongolia’ is experiencing its coldest winter since 1985.
NDJ World | Published: Jan 06 2013 Asia→World News
Blistering cold with temperatures dipping well below -40°F have left more than 260,000 people in need of emergency assistance and more than 180,000 livestock has perished.
The Chinese government stated yesterday that it was the coldest cold snap that region has been experiencing in the past 28 years.
The Great Hinggan Mountain chain is covered in 2 feet of snow and 3 north-eastern provinces bordering with Siberia, Russia, seen temperatures of -20°F. More than 3,700 had to be evacuated to warmer areas.
Independent Mongolia has also been struck hard by the severe weather. News media report that in parts of the country temperatures dipped below -58 Fahrenheit and snow covers the plane in a blanket more than 5 feet thick.
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