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Cold Weather Kills 60,000 Cattle In Vietnam

February 18, 2008

HANOI, Feb 18 (Bernama) — An ongoing record-long spell of cold weather in Vietnam’s northern region, which started on January 14, has killed nearly 60,000 cattle, mainly bull and buffalo calves, China’s Xinhua news agency, quoting local press reports Monday.

By February 17, the spell had killed a total of 59,962 cattle in the region, including 7,349 in Ha Giang province, 6,400 in Lao Cai and 5,571 in Bac Can province, Pioneer newspaper quoted Hoang Kim Giao, director of the Animal Husbandry Department under the Vietnamese Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, as saying.

The cold weather also killed 104 hectares out of 260,000 hectares of the Winter-Spring crop in the Northern region, mainly in Thanh Hoa province, Nghe An province and Hai Phong city.

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