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113 million people have been affected by severe flooding across China over the past few months, especially those living along the Yangtze River.
The State Flood Control authorities say 27 provinces and municipalities have been affected. 8 million people have been forced to leave their homes. Floods have inundated 7 million hectares of farmland. Direct economic losses total more than 140 billion yuan. Since the beginning of April, when the flood season started, more than 230 rivers have passed warning levels. Some areas along the Yangtze River have experienced the worst flooding in 30 years.
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