Saturday, June 25, 2005

China + Hong Kong floods

In Hong Kong, floods, landslides, torrential rain chaos. Across the border:
Record-high floodwaters rushed through southern China's industrial heart yesterday, putting factories and railway lines in the path of torrents that have killed hundreds and caused $2.5 billion in economic damage over the past two weeks.
Government forecasters warned of more torrential rains in the densely populated south, especially north of Hong Kong around the Pearl River Delta, a hub for China's booming export industries.
The Pearl River was swelling late yesterday, the official Xinhua News Agency reported, calling it ''the largest flood peak in the region's history."
Macau issues flood warning.

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