THE coldest weather for 30 years has brought temperatures as low as minus 40 degrees Celsius and left about 260,000 people in need of emergency aid in northern China's Inner Mongolia region, state media says.
The cold spell killed at least two people and about 180,000 head of livestock, affecting some 770,000 people across Inner Mongolia since late December, the Xinhua news agency said on Sunday.
More than 3700 people were evacuated, the agency quoted local officials as saying.
China's average winter temperatures since late November were the lowest for 28 years, the Meteorological Administration said on Saturday.
In Mongolia, an independent nation that borders Inner Mongolia, temperatures as low as minus 50 degrees Celsius were recorded, Xinhua reported from Ulan Bator.
The agency quoted the Mongolian government as saying snow up to 1.3 metres deep had covered more than 80 per cent of the country, cutting roads and endangering livestock in many areas.
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