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Severe drought hits Qingyuan City in S China

2011-04-26 07:50:09 GMT2011-04-26 15:50:09(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

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)

Photo taken on April 26, 2011 shows dry riverbed of Beijiang River in 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)

Boats get 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)

Boats get stranded in Shijiao town 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)

Boats get 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)

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.

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