20 dead after extreme cold in cross-country race in China

Xinhua News Agency – Xinhua head office in Beijing

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Chinese state media reported that 21 people were killed after hail, freezing rain and gale-force winds hit the high-altitude race in China’s northwest.

The official Xinhua News Agency said-people died, amid bodily trouble and a sudden drop in temperature.

A spokeswoman for the race venue said there was no prediction of extreme weather over the course of the day.

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