South China drought leaves thousands short of drinking water

At least 121,000 people in south China's Hainan Province are suffering from a shortage of drinking water caused by a drought this winter.
The meteorological department of the island province said the lack of rain would continue for the next two months.

The water shortage has also affected power generation at Daguangba and Niululing hydropower stations, two main power producers on the island.

Many areas have been forced to restrict their power usage. In Haikou, the provincial capital, there have been temporary blackouts at large stores, hotels and industrial manufacturers.