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Breached dyke reinforced in E China

2010-07-12 13:55:41 GMT2010-07-12 21:55:41 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Armed policemen carry the sandbag as they reinforce the dyke along the Dasha River in Qingcao Town, Tongcheng City of east China's Anhui Province, July 12, 2010. (Xinhua/Li Jian)

Armed policemen carry the sandbag as they reinforce the dyke along the Dasha River in Qingcao Town, Tongcheng City of east China's Anhui Province, July 12, 2010. (Xinhua/Li Jian)

Armed policemen and residents reinforce the dyke along the Dasha River in Qingcao Town, Tongcheng City of east China's Anhui Province, July 12, 2010. (Xinhua/Li Jian)

A resident looks at the breach along the Dasha River in Qingcao Town, Tongcheng City of east China's Anhui Province, July 12, 2010. (Xinhua/Li Jian)

Armed policemen and residents reinforce the dyke along the Dasha River in Qingcao Town, Tongcheng City of east China's Anhui Province, July 12, 2010. (Xinhua/Li Jian)

The flood-hit dykes suffered breaches after heavy rainfall hit Anqing and Tongcheng on July 11. The most dangerous breach was in Qingcao Town with a length of nearly 200 meters. The flood is under control at present and the reinforcing operation is underway.

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