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Hunan townships isolated by flood

05-17-2010 12:47 BJT

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Now to the floods in central China's Hunan Province where Xupu County of Huaihua Prefecture has suffered heavy rain since Thursday. Shanxi township, one of the most remote townships in Xupu, remains isolated due to flooding and landslides.

The flooding swept away the Shanxi bridge, a main route of the township, and cut off other roads. Communication, water and power supplies were also cut. More than 8,000 people have been stranded with dwindling food supplies.

On Saturday morning, local authorities unblocked a temporary road that links the township with the Xupu County. Relief materials including 5,000 kilograms of rice and 200 quilts have been delivered to the flood-hit region.

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