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Watermelons burst up, so does the sale

2011-05-29 08:28:36 GMT2011-05-29 16:28:36(Beijing Time)  China Daily

A vendor carries watermelons onto a truck in Liaocheng city, East China's Shandong province, on Saturday May 28, 2011.[Photo/Asianewsphoto]

A vendor helps moving watermelons onto a truck in Liaocheng city, East China's Shandong province, on Saturday May 28, 2011. [Photo/Asianewsphoto]

A farmer sits by his watermelons in Liaocheng city, East China's Shandong province, on Saturday May 28, 2011. [Photo/Asianewsphoto]

After news reports brought to light that watermelons in neighboring Jiangsu province have been bursting due to overdose of growth chemicals, Liaocheng's watermelon markets have been mired in fiasco with sales plummeted by more than half.

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