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180,000 stranded in southern China as cold weather returns: report

February 18, 2008

BEIJING (AFP) – Freezing weather has again swept through southern China, leaving 180,000 people stranded and causing power outages, just as the region was recovering from the last cold snap, state press said Monday.

The latest cold weather has taken a severe toll in mountainous Yunnan province, where heavy snowfalls since Thursday have caused huge problems, the China Daily said.

Eighty percent of the two million residents in Qujing city remain without electricity due to the combined impacts of the most recent cold snap and the ferocious weather that first hit southern China in early January.

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Debris litters the ground as policemen hold passengers outside ...
Debris litters the ground as policemen hold passengers outside Guagnzhou railway station. Freezing weather has again swept through southern China, leaving 180,000 people stranded and causing power outages, just as the region was recovering from the last cold snap, state press said Monday(AFP/File/Liu Jin)