Nearly 30,000 people affected by extreme cold weather in south China
As of 5pm Monday, approximately 30,000 locals in south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region had been affected by the extreme cold weather since February 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 February 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 US$ 4 million) caused by the round of extreme weather, according to the department.