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Heavy rain damages crops in Yangtze River region
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Heavy rain in the middle and lower reaches of the Yangtze River has damaged crops, the Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) said Tuesday.

The rain has damaged five million mu (about 330,000 hectares) of crops in the central Hubei Province, 2.89 million mu in the eastern Jiangxi Province and 100,000 mu in the eastern Jiangsu Province, said the MOA, and is forecast to continue to March 6.

Southern Jiangxi Province had three to four times its usual amount of rain.

(Xinhua News Agency March 4, 2009)

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