Snowstorm kills 4 in southern Mongolia

ULAN BATOR, May 12 (Xinhua): A heavy snowstorm had swept through southern Mongolian province of Umnugovi since Saturday, killing at least four people, the provincial government said on Sunday evening.

"Rescuers of the province's emergency management department have found alive 37 of the 41 herders who lost in the snowstorm. Unfortunately, remaining four people, including two members of a family from Tsogttsetsii soum of the province froze to death during the snowstorm on Saturday night," the provincial government said in a statement.

Spring Golden Eagle Festival opens in Mongolia

ULAN BATOR, March 3 (Xinhua) -- Mongolia's annual spring eagle festival kicked off near the capital city of Ulan Bator on Sunday, which is part of the country's efforts to attract tourists.

The event called "Spring Golden Eagle Festival" was co-organized by the Mongolian Ministry of Environment and Tourism, the Mongolian Eagle Hunter's Association and others with the aim of boosting tourism by promoting the tradition of hunting with eagles.

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