Mongolia mourns 46 killed in spring storm

Mongolia observed a day of
mourning on Saturday for 46 people killed in a spring storm this past
week. 

Caught in snow storms and exposed
to dangerous temperatures, most of the victims were reportedly animal
herders. Some 100 people remain unaccounted for. 

Mongolia sent teams totaling
300 rescuers, using 70 vehicles, who are still involved in the rescue
operation in the east of the country. However, more storms and poor
conditions have slowed the search for storm victims. 

The severe winds were also
blamed for damaging buildings, power installations and communications
towers.

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