Man transforms window into ‘natural refrigerator’ after heavy snow in China

A man transformed his bedroom window into a ‘natural refrigerator’ after heavy snowfall hit northeastern China.

Video filmed in Heilongjiang province on November 22 shows the man named Fan grabbing an ice-cold drink from the packed snow in the fridge, which he turned into a makeshift wine cellar, outside his window.

He said: ‘It snowed heavily in Heilongjiang yesterday, and beside my window was a platform where the snow had piled up.

‘I still had a few bottles of beer and some ice cream at home so I had the idea to turn the snow outside into a natural refrigerator.’

Parts of northern China were hit by record snowfall early November, 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.

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.