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Snow wreaks havoc in Xinjiang


1/11/2010

Heavy snow has killed one person and forced the evacuation of nearly 5,500 others in China’s northwestern state of Xinjiang. Xinhua reported that snowstorms destroyed 799 houses and damaged 4,897 others, adding that the government has allocated a CNY15 million (US$2.2 million) disaster relief fund for the region, sending 5,000 tents, 10,000 coats, and 10,000 quilts to those affected.

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