Monday, April 21, 2008

China hit by snow and floods

Heavy snow has fallen in China and there have been severe floods in some parts of the country.
In some areas, temperatures fell by 10C overnight, leaving several people out in the cold.
The rainfall was so heavy in Chongqing city that the Daning River burst its banks and swept away an engineering plant.
Yiyang City in Hunan Province was also hit by extreme weather conditions with heavy rainfall, thunderstorms and hail which have continued to affect local farmers.