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Freezing temperatures, snow, ice blanket China, shutting highways

A man pushes a trolley as he walks next to his dog amid snowfall in Beijing, China, on 14th December, 2023

Beijing. ChinaReuters Chinese authorities limited traffic flows on highways on Friday in several provinces after vehicles collided on icy patches as temperatures plummeted to below freezing across most of the country. Temperatures will drop to as low as minus 40 degrees Celsius in parts of the north-eastern province of Heilongjiang and in the western region […]

School gymnasium roof collapse kills 11 in China

Firefighters transport equipment during a rescue operation at the site where the roof of a school gymnasium collapsed, in Qiqihar, Heilongjiang province, China, on 24th July, 2023

Beijing, ChinaReuters The concrete roof of a school gymnasium collapsed in China’s Qiqihar city on Sunday killing 11 people, many believed to be young female volleyball players, with authorities saying the illegal stacking of materials on the roof may have caused the cave in. Initially 15 people were trapped underneath the rubble and state media […]