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Twenty-one die in China cross-country race hit by extreme weather - Sydney Morning Herald

Beijing: Twenty-one people running a mountain marathon cross-country race have died in north-western China after hail, freezing rain and gale winds hit the high-altitude track, rescuers said Sunday.

The rescue headquarters quoted by the official Xinhua News Agency said participants suffered from physical discomfort and the sudden drop in temperature.

Emergency personnel and vehicles wait on standby at the Yellow River Stone Forest tourist site in Baiyin in north-western China’s Gansu Province.

Emergency personnel and vehicles wait on standby at the Yellow River Stone Forest tourist site in Baiyin in north-western China’s Gansu Province.Credit:AP

Some went missing in the extreme weather around 1pm on Saturday, when the 100-kilometre race in the Yellow River Stone Forest tourist site in Baiyin city in Gansu province was halted.

Early on Sunday, rescuers found 21 dead, including the last of the five missing following an all-night search that involved more than 700 personnel. The operation was made difficult by low temperatures and the complex terrain and topography.

The runners were racing on an extremely narrow mountain path at high altitude, a reporter for state broadcaster CCTV said.

An emergency vehicle drives toward the Yellow River Stone Forest tourist site in Baiyin in north-western China’s Gansu Province on Sunday, May 23, 2021.

An emergency vehicle drives toward the Yellow River Stone Forest tourist site in Baiyin in north-western China’s Gansu Province on Sunday, May 23, 2021. Credit:AP

A total of 172 people joined the race and 151 are confirmed to be safe, with one runner remaining missing. Eight runners were treated for minor injuries and were stable, officials said.

Baiyin mayor Zhang Xuchen held a news conference later on Sunday and profoundly apologised as the organiser of the event.

“We express deep condolences and sympathy to the families of the victims and the injured,” the mayor said.

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