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Floods affect 142,000 in Chongqing

2011-06-23 02:27:05 GMT2011-06-23 10:27:05(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

A soldier carries an old woman onto a boat in Yongxi town, Dazu county of Southwest China's Chongqing, June 22, 2011. Persistent downpours have battered the county since Tuesday, triggering floods in 24 towns and affecting 142,000 residents. Disaster relief efforts are underway. [Photo/Xinhua]

Rescuers take a rubber dinghy to search for possible victims in Yongxi town, Dazu county of Southwest China's Chongqing, June 22, 2011. [Photo/Xinhua]

Rescuers carry LPG bottles across a flooded street in Yongxi town, Dazu county of Southwest China's Chongqing, June 22, 2011. [Photo/Xinhua]

A primary school is inundated by floodwater in Wangu town, Dazu county of Southwest China's Chongqing, June 22, 2011. [Photo/Xinhua]

Persistent downpours have battered the Dazu county of Southwest China's Chongqing since Tuesday, triggering floods in 24 towns and affecting 142,000 residents. Disaster relief efforts are underway.

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