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Four people, including two children, were found dead after being trapped in their car by heavy snow in eastern Mongolia, the country's National Emergency Management Agency said Friday.
On Tuesday, the victims, all members of the same family, got stuck in the snow on their way back home in the countryside from Dariganga soum, Sukhbaatar Province, and their bodies were found in the car on Thursday afternoon, the emergency agency said in a statement.
Almost all provinces of Mongolia have been experiencing harsh weather conditions this winter, and around 90 percent of the Mongolian territory has so far been blanketed by snow, according to the country's weather monitoring agency.
Heavy snow and blizzards are expected to hit large parts of the country in the coming days, with an average wind speed expected to reach 18 to 24 meters per second, the weather agency said, urging the public, especially nomadic herders and drivers, to take extra precautions against possible disasters.