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China: Serious drought hits China

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China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region and Henan Province have suffered power and water shut-offs due to drought, Xinhua reported.

Initial calculations reveal that the drought has resulted in direct economic losses of 229 million Chinese yuan ($36.9 million).

The drought also affected around 150,000 hectares of farmland and 16.4 million hectares of pastures, reports Xinhua.

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