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Updated: 2009-10-12 09:49

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More than 200 herdsmen and some 1,000 heads of livestock had been stranded by strong snowfall in Ali prefecture, the local armed police said Sunday.

The week-long snowfall accumulated to about 30 centimeters on the ground in Pulan County of Ali, with some areas suffering from one-meter-thick snow, according to Xing Xiuyin, head of an armed police detachment stationed in the region.

Heavy snow cut off the roads connecting some townships in the county.

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