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Yellow River's flood water pours into town in northern China

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Image: Women carry produce along the Yellow River in Shanxi Province, China.

HOHHOT, March 20 (Xinhua) -- Flood water is pouring into a town in north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region after sections of the main embankment of China's second longest river -- the Yellow River -- collapsed, local authorities said on Thursday afternoon.

About 13,000 people in six villages on the southern bank were evacuated from their homes to the Kubuqi desert, around 10 kilometers from the town, on Wednesday night.

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