Crops hit as drought worsens in south-west China

Deutsche-Presse Agentur: The worst drought in 60 years is expected to cut crop yields by more than half in much of south-western China, bringing more misery to some of the nation's poorest villages, state media said on Thursday. Dry weather since August has left at least 25 million people short of drinking water in the two worst-hit provinces of Yunnan and Guizhou, with four other south-western provinces also badly affected. Grain output is forecast to fall by more than 50 per cent in Yunnan after the drought ......

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