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Preparation underway to repair dyke breaches

06-24-2010 18:59 BJT Special Report: Rainstorm Batters Large Parts of China |

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Thousands of workers and soldiers are making preparations to shore up the two river dikes that were breached by rising waters in east China's Jiangxi Province. According to flood control officials, the nationwide death toll now stands at 211, after 10 days of extreme weather.

The Fuhe River in Fuzhou City breached its banks for the second time early on Wednesday, forcing the evacuation of 100,000 people. The breaches are expected to be fixed within six days, but continuing heavy rain may undermine the efforts. The deluges have been raging across 10 southern Chinese regions. 119 people were still missing as of 4 p.m. Wednesday. China's National Meteorological Center is warning that the torrential rains are expected to continue pounding the nation's southern regions over the coming two days.

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