Thousands stranded as Siberian front sweeps China

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Thousands stranded as Siberian front
sweeps China

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4 Dec 08 – “A Siberian cold front swept China on Thursday, with temperatures in the capital plunging below freezing and thousands stranded on snowbound expressways in the remote far northwest.

In the northwestern region of Xinjiang, about 3,400 people were stranded on blocked expressways after two days of snow, the China Daily said. Temperatures in the region have plunged by about 18C. Snowstorms also hit northern Inner Mongolia and Gansu province.

In Beijing, temperatures plunged about 10 degrees overnight to minus 3C.

Hundreds of thousands of people made homeless by the devastating May 12 earthquake are sleeping in tents or temporary housing in the mountains of Sichuan and surrounding southwestern provinces where temperatures at night can fall well below freezing.

http://in.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idINIndia-36861020081204
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