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Over 165,000 evacuated in South China floods

2010-05-24 08:40:12 GMT2010-05-24 16:40:12 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Rescuers help evacuate people from a flooded village in Zhangshu city, Jiangxi province, Saturday May 22, 2010. Rivers swelled up in flood-soaked South China as persistent rainstorms since early May threatened to spill over reservoirs and damage power facilities. More than 165,000 people have been evacuated in Hunan and Jiangxi, where regional schools have been suspended, affecting over 65,000 students, Xinhua reported Saturday. [Photo/Xinhua]

Rescuers help evacuate a child from a flooded village in Zhangshu city, Jiangxi province, Saturday May 22, 2010. [Photo/Xinhua]

Rescuers help evacuate people from a flooded village in Xinyu city, Jiangxi province, Saturday May 22, 2010. [Photo/Xinhua]

A man maneuvers a makeshift ferry in flooded waters at a residential area in Shunchang County of Nanping City, Fujian province, Sunday May 23, 2010. [Photo/Xinhua]

A man maneuvers a makeshift ferry in flooded waters at a residential area in Shunchang County of Nanping City, Fujian province, Sunday May 23, 2010. [Photo/Xinhua]

Rescuers help evacuate people from a flooded village in Zhangshu city, Jiangxi province, Saturday May 22, 2010. Rivers swelled up in flood-soaked South China as persistent rainstorms since early May threatened to spill over reservoirs and damage power facilities. More than 165,000 people have been evacuated in Hunan and Jiangxi, where regional schools have been suspended, affecting over 65,000 students, Xinhua reported Saturday.

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