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Deadly Winter Weather Grips China

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Deadly Winter Weather Grips China

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Deadly Winter Weather Grips China

Deadly Winter Weather Grips China

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Severe snowstorms have affected millions of Chinese this month. Shuttered airports and railways have left many migrant workers in southern China stranded as their New Year's holiday approaches, and dozens of people have been reported killed.

It's the worst winter weather to hit the country in more than a quarter-century, with almost half of 33 provinces suffering electricity blackouts due to coal shortages.

Last week, China suspended coal exports, and the state weather service expects the snowstorms to continue through early February.