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hatrack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 12:10 PM
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At Least 500 Dead After Record-Shattering Storm In India - BBC
More than 500 people are now known to have died in monsoon rains in the Indian city of Mumbai (Bombay) and elsewhere in the state of Maharashtra. Half died in Mumbai where transport is still disrupted and trading on financial markets suspended. The navy is helping rescue efforts.

Thousands remain stranded amid fears the number of dead could rise. According to officials, the rain on Tuesday was the heaviest recorded in a single day in India. More than 65cm (26 inches) fell in Mumbai.

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Those killed in the city were crushed by falling walls, trapped in cars or electrocuted. The navy was called in to help 150,000 people stranded in offices, roads, airports and railway stations in Mumbai since Tuesday afternoon. Many had to spend nights in offices as floodwaters raged through the streets. Some flights are now operating from the international airport, which monsoon rains had flooded.

The Bombay Stock Exchange remained closed on Thursday with the state government urging citizens not to go to work. The BBC's Zubair Ahmed in Mumbai says that most of the city's main roads are littered with vehicles. Inter-city and commuter trains have been cancelled."

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http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/4723335.stm
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phantom power Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 12:14 PM
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1. Reducing CO2 emissions is bad for the economy.
As opposed to massive destruction from biblical floods, closing rail-lines, airports, or rescuing 150 thousand people.
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BurgherHoldtheLies Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 12:15 PM
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2. Can't even fathom 26 inches of rain in a single day.
Horrifying.
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 12:17 PM
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3. did you see it on TV?
OMG, just awful, so terrible
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BurgherHoldtheLies Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 12:24 PM
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4. No, I didn't. It must be horrific. nt
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