At least 21 people have died as extreme weather struck a cross-country mountain race in north-western China.
On Saturday high winds and freezing rain hit participants in the 100km (60-mile) race in the Yellow River Stone Forest, a tourist site in Gansu province, state-run media reported.The race was halted when some of the 172 runners went missing, Xinhua news agency said.
The bodies were found by search-and-rescue teams on Sunday.
Temperatures plummeted again in the mountainous area overnight, making the search more difficult, according to Xinhua. More than 1,200 rescuers had been deployed.