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Ice Festival 2014 at Khuvsgul Lake cancelled for safety issues

By M.ZOLJARGAL

Khuvsgul Province Governor A.Erdenebaatar has cancelled the much anticipated annual Ice Festival at Khuvsgul Lake in early March to prevent accidents.
Experts from the Khuvsgul Province Emergency Management Department, State Specialized Inspection Agency and Road and Transportation Authority visited the lake and found that the lake hasn’t completely frozen over as this winter’s temperatures have been relatively warm overall.
The lake’s ice was 30 to 35 cm thinner than previous years, which makes holding the Ice Festival this year dangerous.
So far, two accidents involving vehicles falling through the frozen parts of Khuvsgul Lake have occurred.

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