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Citizens in Yunnan suffer severe drought

(Xinhua)

08:41, February 22, 2012

Two pupils put barrels of water in their dormitory at a primary school in Luogong Village, Luliang County of southwest China's Yunnan Province, Feb. 21, 2012. Every pupil at the school can get 1.5 liter distributed water, which is carried from five kilometers away everyday. A severe drought has lingered in Yunnan for three consecutive years, disrupting the lives of 6.3 million people in the province this year. (Xinhua/Lin Yiguang)

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Canada at 2012-02-2270.36.49.*
Could the village build push carts with 4 wheels and a wire frame with a piece of wood in the bottom of the cart so the people could put the water in the cart and push it? It would be far easier than the heavy back breaking work to carry it.
  

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