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Drought affects 29,763 people in S China's Guizhou

2012-05-21 07:51:49 GMT2012-05-21 15:51:49(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

A vehicle runs on a road, leaving heavy dust behind in Haila Township of Weining County, southwest China's Guizhou Province, May 20, 2012. (Xinhua/Yang Wenbin)

A villager squats on a dried-up reservior in Haila Township of Weining County, southwest China's Guizhou Province, May 20, 2012.(Xinhua/Yang Wenbin)

A villager takes water at a reservoir which is almost dry out in Haila Township of Weining County, southwest China's Guizhou Province, May 20, 2012.(Xinhua/Yang Wenbin)

Villager Zhang Maojian watches his dried-up corn leaves in Haila Township of Weining County, southwest China's Guizhou Province, May 20, 2012.(Xinhua/Yang Wenbin)

A villager takes water at a reservoir which is almost dry out in Haila Township of Weining County, southwest China's Guizhou Province, May 20, 2012.(Xinhua/Yang Wenbin)

Southeast regions of Guizhou are hit by rainstorm and flood while northwest of the porvince are still stranded in drought, which has lingered in the areas for about half a year. A total of 29,763 people and 1,600 hectares farmland in Haila Township have been affected by the drought, according to the local government.

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