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Harsh winter kills over 1.5 mln livestock in Mongolia

Harsh winter kills over 1.5 mln livestock in Mongolia

Ulan Bator, Feb 22 (UNI) The number of livestock deaths caused by extreme wintry weather has exceeded 1.5 million in Mongolia, the country's State Emergency Commission (SEC) said onThursday.
"As of today, at least 1,527,695 head of livestock have perished due to the dzud across the country," Sainbuyan Amarsaikhan, the country's deputy prime minister and head of the SEC, told a press conference.
"Dzud" is a Mongolian term for a severely cold winter when a large number of livestock die because the ground is frozen or covered by snow.

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