THE NUM­BER

1.2 MIL­LION

China Daily (Canada) - - CHINA -

is the num­ber of people who are fac­ing a short­age of drink­ing wa­ter due to a se­vere drought that has hit Yun­nan prov­ince, lo­cal au­thor­i­ties said on Wed­nes­day. The drought had af­fected about 190,000 hectares of crop­land and 625,500 head of live­stock in the prov­ince, a state­ment from the provin­cial flood con­trol and drought re­lief head­quar­ters said.

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