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Drought affects 6 mln in SW China's Yunnan

2012-02-19 10:17:25 GMT2012-02-19 18:17:25(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Wang Desheng, a local farmer, shows the dried-up wheat at Xiaoji Village of Luliang County in Qujing City, southwest China's Yunnan Province, Feb. 17, 2012. According to latest figures from provincial civil affairs authorities, about 6.31 million people in 91 counties in the province have been affected by the drought as of Feb. 16. The drought has left more than 2.42 million people and 1.55 million livestock short of drinking water.(Xinhua/Yang Zongyou)

A young girl and her mother wait to fetch water at Daji Village of Luliang County in Qujing City, southwest China's Yunnan Province, Feb. 17, 2012. According to latest figures from provincial civil affairs authorities, about 6.31 million people in 91 counties in the province have been affected by the drought as of Feb. 16. The drought has left more than 2.42 million people and 1.55 million livestock short of drinking water.(Xinhua/Yang Zongyou)

An old woman fetches water at Weize Village of Luoping County in Qujing City, southwest China's Yunnan Province, Feb. 15, 2012. According to latest figures from provincial civil affairs authorities, about 6.31 million people in 91 counties in the province have been affected by the drought as of Feb. 16. The drought has left more than 2.42 million people and 1.55 million livestock short of drinking water.(Xinhua/Yang Zongyou)

Zhu Yunsheng, a local farmer, shows the dried-up wheat field at Shizikou Village of Luliang County in Qujing City, southwest China's Yunnan Province, Feb. 17, 2012. According to latest figures from provincial civil affairs authorities, about 6.31 million people in 91 counties in the province have been affected by the drought as of Feb. 16. The drought has left more than 2.42 million people and 1.55 million livestock short of drinking water.(Xinhua/Yang Zongyou)

Workers build a water conservation tank to offer drinking water to drought affected villagers in Qujing City, southwest China's Yunnan Province, Feb. 13, 2012. According to latest figures from provincial civil affairs authorities, about 6.31 million people in 91 counties in the province have been affected by the drought as of Feb. 16. The drought has left more than 2.42 million people and 1.55 million livestock short of drinking water.(Xinhua/Yang Zongyou)

According to latest figures from Yunnan provincial civil affairs authorities, about 6.31 million people in 91 counties in the province have been affected by the drought as of Feb. 16.

The drought has left more than 2.42 million people and 1.55 million livestock short of drinking water.

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