Severe drought hits Qingyuan City in S China

16:53, April 26, 2011      

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A boat gets stranded in Shijiao County of Qingyuan City, south China's Guangdong Province. A drought hit Qingyuan and the water level of Beijiang River fell recently due to the lack of rainfall. About 23,333 hectares of farmlands were affected by the drought. Local government has devoted 13.32 million yuan (2.04 million U.S. dollars) to fight the drought with equipment to minimize the negative effect. (Xinhua/Li Zuomiao)

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Source: Xinhua
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