Crows struggle to fly against strong wind in China

A flock of crows struggled to fly against strong winds in northeastern China.

Footage taken in Huadian City, Jilin province on November 13 shows the murder of crows being whipped around by the gales amid snowy weather.

Parts of northern China were hit by record snowfall last week, disrupting public transportation and sparking concerns over an unreliable power supply throughout winter.

A cold front moving from west to east across the country caused temperatures to plummet by as much as 14 degrees. Meteorological departments in China’s northeastern regions, where more than 20 inches of snow was reported, had raised a red snowstorm alert – the highest level in China’s four-tiered warning system.

State media said at least one person has died in Tongliao City, Inner Mongolia.

Local news magazine China News Weekly said the snowfall was the worst to hit northern China since 1951.