Floods, drought hit south central China

August 5, 2011 12:58


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BEIJING - Flood waters from a river in China's southwestern province of Sichuan forced thousands to evacuate on Friday, while residents in nearby Hunan province face severe shortages of water for drinking and crops, Chinese state media said.

At least 2,381 homes collapsed after heavy rain caused the Zhouhe river near Dazhou city in Sichuan to overflow, forcing more than 13,000 people to evacuate, the official Xinhua news agency reported.

Xinhua said injuries were limited but that roads and power had been cut off in the region, which frequently suffers from floods.

In a separate article, the news agency said 400,000 rural residents in the city of Huaihua in central Hunan province about 500 kilometers away from Dazhou were suffering from a lingering drought.

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