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2.91 million residents affected as torrential rains hit Hunan


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.

May 14, 2012, a house that has been torn down by flood in Pingjiang County, central-south China’s Hunan Province. (Xinhua/Bai Yu)

May 13, 2012, 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)

May 14, 2012, 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)

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