Nine people and many animals killed in avalanche in Tibet


More than 350 sheep and 110 yaks were also lost covered in snow. The officials confirmed the deaths without giving additional details. The area where the avalanche hit, in Tibet’s remote northwest, is filled with farms and pastures.Rising global temperatures are blamed for speeding the melting glaciers of Tibet.There are fears of more avalanches in the region. China is also grappling with floods and landslides. Typhoon Nepartak in east China’s Fujian province has already claimed at least 83 lives since last week, while 19 others are still reported to be missing. The death toll in recent rains and floods in China has passed 300. The typhoon also affected nearly 200,000 people, with about 10,000 houses collapsing.


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