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Death toll in China from cold snap reaches 107

Beijing (AFP) Feb 13, 2008
The ferocious cold weather that struck southern China over the past month killed 107 people and caused over 15 billion dollars in economic losses, state media reported Wednesday.

Minister of Civil Affairs Li Xueju said the freezing temperatures, icy rain and heavy snow also led to about 1.5 million people having to be evacuated from dangerous situations, according to the Xinhua news agency.

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