More warming? South Korea chaos after ‘heaviest’ snowfall

February 14, 2011 07:54

The heaviest snowfall in more than a century on South Korea’s east coast is causing widespread chaos.

BBC News


Hundreds of houses have collapsed under the weight of the snow. One newspaper described it as a snow bomb.

January was the coldest since the 1960s.

In Gangwon on the eastern coast, one city recorded 80cm (2.6 feet) of snow in a single day – the heaviest fall in 24 hours since records began there back in 1911.

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