Mon, January 04, 2010
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Trains stranded by snow in Inner Mongolia

2010-01-04 14:48:08 GMT2010-01-04 22:48:08 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

The floor of a stranded train is covered by snow in Shangdu, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, Jan. 4, 2010. Due to heavy snowfall on Sunday, several trains were delayed and some were stranded in remote areas in Inner Mongolia. Local government dispatched about 10,000 people including soldiers to the snow-affected areas to evacuate stranded passengers and clear snow on roads and railways. More than 1,400 stranded passengers were settled in the safe neighborhood in Shangdu by 14:00 Monday. (Xinhua/Hu Xuan)

Staff members of Hohhot railway administration clear the snow covered railway in Shangdu, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, Jan. 4, 2010. Due to heavy snowfall on Sunday, several trains were delayed and some were stranded in remote areas in Inner Mongolia. (Xinhua/Hu Xuan)

Soldiers clear snow that strands a train in Shangdu, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, Jan. 4, 2010. (Xinhua/Tian Yu)

Soldiers clear snow that strands a train in Shangdu, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, Jan. 4, 2010. (Xinhua/Tian Yu)

Soldiers clear snow that strands a train in Shangdu, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, Jan. 4, 2010. (Xinhua/Tian Yu)

Due to heavy snowfall on Sunday, several trains were delayed and some were stranded in remote areas in Inner Mongolia, Jan. 4, 2010.

Local government dispatched about 10,000 people including soldiers to the snow-affected areas to evacuate stranded passengers and clear snow on roads and railways.

More than 1,400 stranded passengers were settled in the safe neighborhood in Shangdu by 14:00 Monday.

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