Nearly 30,000 people affected by extreme cold weather in south China

(Xinhua) 08:59, February 23, 2022

Aerial photo taken on Feb. 12, 2022 shows the view of Nanning City in rain and mist, south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. (Xinhua/Zhou Hua)

NANNING, Feb. 22 (Xinhua) -- As of 5 p.m. Monday, approximately 30,000 locals in south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region had been affected by the extreme cold weather since Feb. 18, said the region's emergency management department on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, the freezing weather had inflicted damage on more than 196 hectares of crops, among which the crop yields of about 7 hectares were demolished.

Starting from Feb. 18, most of the region has seen rainy days, with part of Guangxi suffering from heavy rainfall and rainstorms. Some mountainous areas in the northern part of Guangxi have reported icy road conditions or sleet.

Nine cities and 23 county-level regions in Guangxi have logged a total direct economic loss of more than 25.8 million yuan (about 4 million U.S. dollars) caused by the round of extreme weather, according to the department. 

(Web editor: Xia Peiyao, Liang Jun)


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