Snowstorms in China kills 13

China is facing worst of snowstorms since 2008. (Representative image) Photograph:( Reuters )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jan 06, 2018, 03.38 AM (IST)

Heavy snowstorm in China has killed thirteen people so far in Anhui province of east of China.

Weather bureau issued a notice on Wednesday even as snow disrupted public transport and energy supplies. Power lines were also damaged. Authorities were forced to shut down roads while schools remained closed.

Airports were also either closed or there was an extensive delay in flights in parts of China.

Affected Cities includes Anhui, Henan, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangsu and Shaanxi.

China is facing worst of snowstorms since 2008. According to media reports, 1.06 million people in the area have been affected.

Emergency operations have begun in the nine cities including capital Hefei.

The storms have also affected the economy of the country, as they had 1.26 billion yuan (USD 190 million), and 790 million yuan (122 million US dollars) of losses in agriculture.

On Saturday by morning, Beijing recorded The 0° temperature.

According to reports, moderate snowfall is also expected in the north part, while heavy snowfall would be expected in some parts of China.