Snowstorm-hit areas of China recovering slowly

February 11th, 2008 - 4:30 pm ICT by admin  

New Delhi, Feb 11 (ANI): Life in the snowstorm-hit areas of south and east China provinces, where at least 60 people were killed, is gradually returning to normal as disrupted transport and power services are being resumed.

According to media reports, in Guizhou Province nine people died on Sunday when the bus in which they travelling turned off an icy road.

The disaster relief and emergency command centre said rail and highway transportation is quite normal throughout the country, except a few counties in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region and Guizhou, Xinhua reported.

All airports in the country have been re-opened and are functioning normally, it said.

Till Saturday, the State Grid had restored power supply to 20.86 million customers The stockpile of power coal had reached 21.68 million tons by late Friday, enough to fuel national power stations for 11 days on an average.

Around 300,000 of military man-hours, 325,000 of armed police man-hours and 1.85 million paramilitary members man-hours were mobilized to participate in the disaster relief efforts as on Saturday afternoon.

Around 2,300 workers and 600 soldiers are working in snow-covered mountains of central China to repair a high-power 500-kilovolt-transmission line from the Three Gorges Dam to the main grid.

In Guizhou and Guangxi provinces, some highways and roads are still under traffic restrictions, Xinhua reported. (ANI)

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