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Thousands suffer in China's blizzards

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: (Published 09 March 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:595
  1. Richard Tomlinson

    Weeks of severe snowstorms in China have left more than 16000 herdsmen suffering from frostbite and 9000 with snowblindness, according to officials in the western province of Qinghai. With temperatures plunging below -40°C, so far around 50 people have died in China's worst weather this century.

    Relief efforts have been hampered by …

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