Chine: twenty and one people die in weather during a race

Chine: twenty and one people die in weather during a race
This photo taken on May 22, 2021 shows rescuers carrying equipment as they search for runners who were competing in a 100-kilometre cross-country mountain race when extreme weather hit the area, leaving at least 20 dead, near the city of Baiyin in China's northwestern Gansu province. China OUT / AFP / STR

rescue workers are assisting people affected by the weather, near Baiyin, in the Chinese province of gansu, on May 22, 2021. thonger / afpTwenty-one people died among the participants of a 100-kilometre race on Saturday, May 22, in the mountains, in the northwest of China, under the sudden effect of severe weather conditions. A runner who was reported missing was found at 9:30 a.m. local time (3:30 a.m., betting time), but he “had already lost life,” said the TV channel cctv, citing the local centre of rescue. “It implies that this incident has killed a total of 21 people,” added cctv.

Municipal officials had previously reported 20 deaths and one missing person. Liang had won several marathons in China in recent years. Huang, who was deaf-mute, had won the men’s marathon for hearing impaired at the national paralympic games from 2019 to tianjin.

In addition, eight participants were treated at the hospital for minor injuries, and the mayor of Baiyin, zhang xuchen, was also told. New China had previously reported that some competitors suffered from hypothermia. “about noon, the high-altitude stretch of the race between 20 and 31 kilometers was suddenly affected by disastrous weather conditions.

In a short time, hail and ice rain suddenly fell in this area, and there were violent winds. Shortly after receiving calls from some participants, the marathon organizers dispatched a rescue team that managed to save 18 of them, according to the edifice. At around 2 p.m., the weather worsened and the race was cancelled, while local authorities sent more relief to the site, he continued.

Images of local media showed rescuers in tilted lights, climbing the rocky terrain at night. I couldn’t stand right because of the wind, I was very afraid to be carried away by the wind. The cold has become increasingly unbearable, said a survivor to local media.

The temperatures have fallen more in the course of the night, making rescue and search operations even more difficult, according to new China. The gansu, one of the poorest regions of China, runs along the mongolia to the north and the xinjiang to the west.