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Slack drainage turns cities into lakes

2011-06-22 06:54:42 GMT2011-06-22 14:54:42(Beijing Time)  China Daily

Cars drive through floodwaters in Xuhui district in Shanghai, June 10, 2011. As rains continue to batter most parts of East, Central and South China, the drainage systems in many cities cannot cope with the deluge, leaving the cities soaked in lake-like conditions and people questioning why the systems are not functioning when they need them. [Photo/Xinhua]

Two girls wade through floodwaters in Poyang county, East China's Jiangxi province, June 15, 2011. [Photo/Xinhua]

Cars are partly submerged by floodwaters on a road in Wuhan, the capital of Central China's Hubei province, June 18, 2011. [Photo/Xinhua]

A main road is flooded in downtown Wuhan, the capital of Central China's Hubei province, June 18, 2011. [Photo/Xinhua]

A man exits a car through the passenger's window after floodwaters caused the motor to shut down on a road in Wuhan, the capital of Central China's Hubei province, June 18, 2011. [Photo/Xinhua]

People push a car while the driver steers it in the right direction after floodwaters caused the motor to shut down on a road in Wuhan, the capital of Central China's Hubei province, June 18, 2011. [Photo/Xinhua]

A road is flooded in Dexing city, East China's Jiangxi province, June 19, 2011. [Photo/Xinhua]

As rains continue to batter most parts of East, Central and South China, the drainage systems in many cities cannot cope with the deluge, leaving the cities soaked in lake-like conditions and people questioning why the systems are not functioning when they need them.

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