Wednesday 26 May 2021

Extreme weather in China kills at least 21 in ultramarathon

21 people were killed when extremely cold weather struck during an ultramarathon in rugged Gansu province in northwestern China, sparking public outrage on Sunday over the lack of contingency planning. 21 runners died during the 100-kilometer (62-mile) race on Saturday.

As cold temperatures dropped, runners started reported suffering from hypothermia. Some runners went missing.

A shepherd in northwest China has been credited with saving 6 trail runners from dangerously extreme weather, according to state media. According to China National Radio, Zhu Keming was grazing his sheep near the high-altitude Huanghe Shilin Mountain in Gansu Province when the weather turned sour. He sought refuge in a cave where he had stored some firewood and clothes near the running trail.

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