Tibet: Worst Snowstorm On Record Kills 7

BEIJING, China (CNN) — At least seven people have been found dead after “the worst snowstorm on record in Tibet,” China’s state-run news agency reported Friday.

About 1,350 people were rescued in Lhunze County — another 300 were trapped — after nearly five feet (1.5 meters) of snow blanketed much of Tibet this week.

The storm caused buildings to collapse, blocked roads and killed about 144,000 head of cattle, the state-run China Daily newspaper reported.

The seven people who died either froze to death or were killed as a result of collapsing buildings, and one person is still missing, China Daily said.

October 31, 2008 — Updated 0715 GMT (1515 HKT)

Source: CNN

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