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Drought affects 24 million people in Yunnan

(chinadaily.com.cn)
Updated: 2010-03-26 22:45
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Drought affects 24 million people in Yunnan
A reservoir is dried-up in Shilin Yi autonomous county, southwest China's Yunnan province, March 25, 2010. The provincial government said the severe drought has affected the lives of 24.05 million people and 47.3 million mu (3.15 million hectares) of crops. The province's spring grain output is expected to decrease by 60 percent.  Meteorological department forecast there will be no large-scale rainfalls before mid-May. [Photo/Xinhua]

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