Cold Snap Kills 85 In Taiwan

At least 85 people have been killed, in Taiwan, after a cold snap hit East Asia, while a further 60,000 tourists were stranded in South Korea.

A cold snap sweeping across East Asia has killed at least 85 people in Taiwan and stranded 60,000 tourists in South Korea.

Taiwanese media reported deaths from hypothermia and cardiac disease following a sudden drop in temperature over the weekend.

Meanwhile heavy snow forced the closure of the airport on the Korean holiday island of Jeju, cancelling flights.

The cold spell has also hit Hong Kong, southern China and Japan.

Categories: Asia, South Korea, Taiwan, World

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