(0226 CR M07) LINGERING DROUGHT IN YUNNAN
DATELINE: Feb. 26, 2012
Lingering drought is impacting southwest China's Yunnan Province, disrupting people's lives and destroying crops.
Worse still, the drought has affected many local schools and may disrupt schooling if it continues.
China Report takes a look.
New semester comes!
However, many schools in Luliang County, Qujing City are still suffering water shortage.
Luogong Primary School is one of them, where water rationing has been adopted.
Students' dormitory rooms are filled various kinds of bowls and buckets.
Each pupil is given water twice a day, totally three kilograms.
The water is for washing, but the kids can't help drinking it sometimes because the arrival time of bottled drinking water can not be ensured.
SOUNDBITE (CHINESE) YU YAOYAO, PUPIL AT LUOGONG PRIMARY SCHOOL:
"(CNC: Why do you drink this water? Why don't you drink bottled water?)"
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