At the least 20 folks operating a mountain marathon cross-country race have died in northwestern China after hail, freezing rain and gale winds hit the high-altitude monitor, rescuers stated Sunday.
The rescue headquarters quoted by the official Xinhua Information Company stated individuals suffered from bodily discomfort and the sudden drop in temperature.
Some went lacking within the excessive climate round 1 p.m. Saturday, when the 100-kilometer (60-mile) race within the Yellow River Stone Forest vacationer website in Baiyin metropolis in Gansu province was halted.
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Early Sunday, 20 folks had been discovered lifeless and one was lacking, state broadcaster CCTV reported. Greater than 700 rescuers had been participating within the operation, made troublesome by low nighttime temperatures and the world’s complicated terrain and topography.
A complete of 172 folks joined the race and 151 are confirmed to be protected. Some had been handled for minor accidents and had been steady, Xinhua stated.
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