Snow continues in China; Worst in 50 Years; Heavy Losses

Feb 28, 2008 (XINHUA) — A new round of snow has hit many provinces of China since last week, disrupting traffic and killing livestock. The country just went through the worst snow in 50 years, whichclaimed 129 lives, devastated 485,000 houses and damaged about 25 million mu (about 1.67 million hectare) in crops, leading to a direct economic loss of 151.6 billion yuan (about 20.8 billion U.S. dollars). Full Report