Latest News:  

English>>China Society

Melting snow wreaks havoc in Xinjiang


19:39, March 19, 2013

URUMQI, March 19 (Xinhua) -- More than 16,000 people have been affected and thousands of houses damaged by floods triggered by melting snow in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, local authorities said Tuesday.

Temperatures in Xinjiang's northern Burqin County are rising, leading to melting snow in mountainous areas and flooding. It has caused damage and direct economic losses of more than 80 million yuan (12.87 million U.S. dollars).

As of 2 p.m. Tuesday, more than 16,000 people in the county were affected, and about 7,000 houses collapsed or were damaged by the floods. More than 2,300 residents have been relocated, according to Xinjiang's Civil Affairs Department.

Local Communist Party members and villagers have been dispatched to repair and reinforce channels and dams, and eliminate potential risks and reduce economic losses.

We Recommend:

China's weekly story (2013.2.28-3.8)

Art schools exams in Chinese style

Yao Ming, the CPPCC Member

Eye-catching girls taking arts school exams

Foxes seek food from oil workers in Xinjiang

Cool Chinese female airplane captains

'Fresh style' in Chinese cities

The best partners during 'two sessions'

Daily life of female airborne security guard

Email|Print|Comments(Editor:Yan Meng、Zhang Qian)

Leave your comment0 comments

  1. Name


Selections for you

  1. Afghan National Army commandos in exercise

  2. Lanzhou MAC conducts combat drills

  3. Unforgettable moments in March

  4. Airline wants capable men for security

  5. Seeking a dream wedding

  6. China's weekly story (2013.3.9-3.15)

  7. Zhang listed among 50 most beautiful celebs

  8. Everything but Prince Charming

  9. House prices rise faster in more cities

  10. Stocks fall to their lowest for 3 months

Most Popular


  1. Migration part of global development
  2. CCTV in hot water after corporate exposé backfires
  3. Cultural parks no substitute for talent
  4. Planning vital to diplomacy
  5. Loopholes for rich make estate tax meaningless
  6. How to start transformation and upgrading?
  7. Nation facing energy security threat: experts
  8. Plenty of hard work still to be done on rail reform
  9. 'Made in China' not equal to 'self-made in China'
  10. Efforts needed to nurture ethnic culture, language

What’s happening in China

Seeking a dream wedding at Beijing Wedding Expo

  1. 4.2-magnitude earthquake hits SW China
  2. Man arrested for killing pregnant wife
  3. 38% of Chinese suffer from sleep disorder
  4. Former official charged of molesting minors
  5. Drug addict shot dead resisting arrest in Huizhou