China: Xinjiang hit hard by blizzard causing 81 millions of yuan in damages

The Province of Xinjiang was hit by bad weather conditions affecting more than ten thousand residents at the beginning of April, damaging several hundreds of acres of crops and resulting in damages amounting to more than 78 million yuan. ($ 12.5 million USD)

The Bureau of Civil Affairs in Hami City reported on the 3rd of April, that severe dust storms in the city had affected the counties of Taojiagong and Daquanwan displacing around 22 people and damaging 121 vegetable greenhouses, amounting to a total of 666,004 yuan in damages. Fortunately no casualties were reported. Disaster relief work is underway.

On the 7th of April, Tacheng and Aletai Region Bureau of Civil Affairs reported that a sudden drop in temperature and heavy snowfall had affected 6 counties including Yumin, Emin, Tuoli, Fuhai, Buerjin, Jimunai, and the city of Tacheng. A total of 315 hectares of crops, 200 hectares of arable land, and 13.33 hectares of grassland were all destroyed. The damages amounted to a walloping 78,402,350 yuan in destruction. Fortunately again, no casualties were reported.

And from the 11th to the 13th of April, the state of Yili experienced freezing temperatures and snowfall as reported by the Xinjiang Civil Affairs Department causing 128 deaths, damaging more than 500 acres of crops, and amounting to a total of more than 460,000 yuan in damages.

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