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Low water level detains over 700 boats in E China waterway

2011-05-04 14:40:28 GMT2011-05-04 22:40:28(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Numerous boats are seen detained in the Dongtiaoxi navigation channel in Huzhou City, east China's Zhejiang Province, May 4, 2011. The lower water level than normal years has caused a backup of traffic in waterway here. Since April 30, more than 700 boats have been struck here. (Xinhua/Zhou Yushun)

People on the detained boats collect water from the river for daily use along the Dongtiaoxi navigation channel in Huzhou City, east China's Zhejiang Province, May 4, 2011. The lower water level than normal years has caused a backup of traffic in waterway here. Since April 30, more than 700 boats have been struck here. (Xinhua/Zhou Yushun)

Numerous boats are detained in the Dongtiaoxi navigation channel in Huzhou City, east China's Zhejiang Province, May 4, 2011. The lower water level than normal years has caused a backup of traffic in waterway here. Since April 30, more than 700 boats have been struck here. (Xinhua/Zhou Yushun)

Numerous boats were seen detained in the Dongtiaoxi navigation channel in Huzhou City, east China's Zhejiang Province, May 4, 2011. The lower water level than normal years has caused a backup of traffic in waterway here. Since April 30, more than 700 boats have been struck here.

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