Severe drought is affecting east China's Shandong province, causing massive crop damage.
The latest statistics show extensive damage to 1.19 million ha (2.9 million acres) of crops, up from 656 667 ha (1.6 million acres) on June 18.
This accounts for 21.9 percent of the entire crop area in fields.
An emergency response against the drought has been set up by the authorities in Shandong.
Featured image credit: Xinhua
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