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Floods take a toll on life, kill 169 in south China
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Two buffaloes swim in the Pearl River in Sanshui City, south China's Guangdong Province, June 16, 2008. The first flood peak of the Pearl River passed the Makou hydrometric station in Sanshui on Monday. The water level at the station reached 8.26 meters, 0.76 meters higher than the alert level.

Photo taken on June 16, 2008 shows the cracks on the side slope of State Highway No. 321 in Congjiang County, southwest China's Guizhou Province. Immediate survey and preliminary proposal were carried out by the highway administration bureau of Kaili City and local government as soon as cracks were discovered on the side slope after recent heavy rainfall.

(Xinhua News Agency June 17, 2008)

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