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Torrential Rains Lash China

Image Above: Concentric ovals of red, orange, yellow, and green are draped over southern China, showing rainfall totals for the week of June 4 through June 11, 2007. The rainfall totals are from the Goddard Space Flight Center Multi-satellite Precipitation Analysis, which is based on rainfall measurements taken by the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) satellite. Though seasonal rains are not unexpected in the area, the rain that fell during the week was torrential and relentless. As the image shows, a broad stretch of China received up to 200 millimeters (8 inches) of rain, and some areas were inundated with up to 500 millimeters (20 inches). Floods and landslides resulted, destroying crops and forcing some 643,000 people from their homes, reported the Xinhua News Agency on ReliefWeb.
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Mumbai/Hyderabad, June 24: Torrential rains on Sunday lashed Karnataka and Maharashtra, throwing life out of gear while the situation improved in worst-hit Andhra Pradesh and Kerala even as the toll in these states mounted to over 130. Mumbai and its neighbouring areas bore the brunt of the monsoon’s fury, which claimed five lives since Saturday. The weather office said "heavy to very heavy" rains and gusty winds would continue to hit the metropolis. Several flights from Mumbai were delayed and rail traffic disrupted.
The monsoon continued to lash Karnataka, claiming six more lives and taking the toll in rain-related incidents in the state to 39.

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