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2.91mln residents affected as torrential rains hit Hunan

2012-05-15 09:58:50 GMT2012-05-15 17:58:50(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Photo taken on May 14, 2012 shows a house that has been torn down by flood in Pingjiang County, central-south China's Hunan Province.

Photo taken on May 13, 2012 shows power facilities damaged by flood in Pingjiang County, central-south China's Hunan Province. (Xinhua/Bai Yu)

A television set lies deserted after flood struck Meixian Township in Pingjiang County, central-south China's Hunan Province, May 13, 2012. (Xinhua/Bai Yu)

Photo taken on May 14, 2012 shows a flood-stricken bridge in Pingjiang County, central-south China's Hunan Province. (Xinhua/Bai Yu)

An old man carries logs flushed by flood in Donggao Village of Pingjiang County, central-south China's Hunan Province, May 13, 2012. (Xinhua/Bai Yu)

A man walks along a road damaged by flood in Pingjiang County, central-south China's Hunan Province, May 14, 2012. (Xinhua/Bai Yu)

Torrential rain that struck south China since May 11 has affected the daily lives of 2.91 million residents within Hunan as of Monday noon. Direct economic losses caused by the flood reached 2.88 billion yuan (456.2 million U.S. dollars), according to provincial flood control authorities.

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