Strongest cold wave in decades traps boats in ice in China

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The strongest cold wave in decades is currently sweeping across China.

As a result some fishing boats got trapped in sea ice in a port at Xikou Village in Yantai City, East China’s Shandong province, on January 26, 2016. Watch these incredible images.

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Due to the strong cold wave, sea ice appeared around the Yantai sea area and affected the maritime transportation.

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Most parts of mainland China experienced their coldest weather in decades over last weekend.

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The southern city of Guangzhou, which has a humid subtropical climate, saw snow for the first time since 1967 on Sunday.

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The cold killed four strawberry farmers who died of carbon monoxide poisoning when they turned up the heat in a greenhouse in Anhui province in the east.

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The cold spell coincided with the beginning of the 40-day travel rush for the Lunar New Year, which is on Feb. 8 this year, disrupting cars, flights and trains.

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More than 11,000 passengers were stranded at Kunming airport in southern Yunnan province.

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Temperatures in central and eastern China were 6 to 8 degrees lower than average.

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In overall, the unusual cold weather in eastern Asia killed at least 65 people, disrupted transportation and brought the first snow to a subtropical city in southern China in almost 50 years.

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