At least 16 people were confirmed dead and five others missing during a mountain marathon 100 km cross-country race in northwest China's Gansu Province, rescuers said Sunday.



Extreme weather hit the area during the race which was held on Saturday morning in the Yellow River Stone Forest tourist site in Jingtai County, Baiyin City.

As of 3 a.m. Sunday, 16 people were found dead and the rescue of the five missing people is under way.

The race has been halted.


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16 dead during a marathon in China



At least 16 people were confirmed dead and five others missing during a mountain marathon 100 km cross-country race in northwest China's Gansu Province, rescuers said Sunday.



Extreme weather hit the area during the race which was held on Saturday morning in the Yellow River Stone Forest tourist site in Jingtai County, Baiyin City.

As of 3 a.m. Sunday, 16 people were found dead and the rescue of the five missing people is under way.

The race has been halted.


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