10 killed in Central and eastern China due to heavy snowfall

Published on : Friday, January 5, 2018

China The heavy snow has killed 10 people in five different provinces of central and eastern China from January 2nd 2018.

 

 

The heavy snowfall and snow storms have damaged houses, agriculture and power facilities in Shaanxi, Henan, Hubei, Anhui and Jiangsu provinces.

 

 

More than 200 people have been relocated and more than 100 are in need of emergency life assistance, said the commission, noting nearly 200 houses collapsed and another 400 were damaged to varying degrees.

 

 

The weather of the central and eastern China  has also affected about 13,100 hectares of farmland, with more than 900 hectares destroyed, causing direct economic losses of 510 million yuan (78.6 million U.S. dollars).

 

 

 

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