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West China blizzards kill thousands of herd animals

BEIJING: Blizzards in Tibetan areas of western China have left 1000's of head of livestock lifeless and roads lined in up to 45 centimetres (18 inches) of snow, state media reported Saturday. Local authorities had despatched veterinarians, drugs and animal feed to the hard-hit areas in Qinghai Province's Yushu Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, the Xinhua News Agency reported.

Villages within the house are above 5,000 metres (16,400 feet) and workers had been searching for to clear roads to make sure the supply of supplies, a role made tougher by means of top winds and drifting snow.

Mainly ethnic Tibetan villagers within the house rely heavily on livestock, mainly Yaks, goats and sheep, for their livelihoods and to feed their households.

Harsh winters are routine within the Himalayan area that lengthy fell inside Tibet's traditional borders.

Snow was additionally expected in other parts of northern and central China over coming days, main to a few go back and forth disruptions as tens of millions of Chinese returned house after the previous week's Lunar New Year holiday.

In the capital Beijing, handiest mild snow fell although temperatures dipped beneath freezing.

Falling rocks killed one person and injured 12 others at an ice lantern display at Longqing Gorge on Beijing's outskirts, the local govt reported.

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