Coldest winter hits China

2013-01-06 11:59
A worker looks through a snow-covered bus window while on his way to inspect electric power transmission lines after heavy snow in Huaibei, in central China's Anhui province. (File, AP)

A worker looks through a snow-covered bus window while on his way to inspect electric power transmission lines after heavy snow in Huaibei, in central China's Anhui province. (File, AP)

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Beijing - The coldest weather for 30 years brought temperatures as low as minus 40 degrees Celsius and left about 260 000 people in need of emergency aid in northern China's Inner Mongolia region, state media said on Sunday.

China's average winter temperatures since late November were the lowest for 28 years, the Meteorological Administration said on Saturday.

The cold weather also caused a build-up of sea ice that stranded about 1 000 boats in Laizhou Bay in the eastern Chinese province of Shandong, reports said.

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