Photos: Animals and people are swept away by floods wreaking havoc in China
By Selina Cheng
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Cities and villages in central and southern China have been flooded since June 19. Torrential downpours have inundated 11 provinces, killing nearly 130 people in the past week, with 1.9 million hectares (about 4.7 millionacres)of crops damaged. Forty-two people are missing, according to Reuters, which quoted from Chinese state media.
The province of Anhui has been particularly hard-hit, where farmers’ livelihoods were swept away with 7,100 hogs drowned in the flooding.