Villagers Battle Fire with Mops as Drought Strikes China’s Farmlands.

Rare drought hit some of China's farmlands and caused dried up crops to catch fire in Xinyao village, Nanchang city, Jiangxi’s provincial capital Thursday.

MORE: Villagers were seen battling a bush fire in a field using wet mops.

Farmers are now assessing the damage a vicious and prolonged drought has had on their yields as the crucial autumn harvest approaches.

More than 70 days of extreme temperatures and low rainfall have wreaked havoc along the basin of the Yangtze, which supports more than 450 million people as well as a third of the country's crops.

(Reuters)

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