Drought hits China, affecting 10 million people – People’s Daily

From People's Daily Online (link)

China is suffering sustained as over 10 million people have been facing drinking water shortage since mid-April, the State Flood Control and Drought Relief Headquarters said Sunday in Beijing.

A total of 16.6 million hectares of cropland have been struck by severe drought in most parts of northern China regions and southern Yunnan Province, the headquarters said.

Meanwhile, 7.88 million heads of livestock have also suffered from the shortage of drinking water, it said.

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