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Heaviest rains in 60 years kill 37 in Beijing
Reuters ^ | Sun Jul 22, 2012 2:41pm EDT | (Reporting by Ben Blanchard; editing by Andrew Roche)

Posted on 07/22/2012 6:00:10 PM PDT by Olog-hai

The Chinese capital's heaviest rainstorm in six decades killed at least 37 people, flooded streets and stranded 80,000 people at the main airport, state media and the government said on Sunday.

The storm, which started on Saturday afternoon and continued late into the night, flooded major roads and sent torrents of water tumbling down steps into underpasses.

The Beijing city government said on its official microblog at least 37 people had died, including 25 drowned, six crushed in collapsing homes, five electrocuted and one struck by lightning. …

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: china

1 posted on 07/22/2012 6:00:20 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Barry needs to get his ass over there and do a little “mourning”.


2 posted on 07/22/2012 6:04:54 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Without the Second Amendment, the other twenty-six will cease to exist.)
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To: Olog-hai
quit screwing with the church, commies.

Godspeed.

3 posted on 07/22/2012 6:05:35 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (If Bill Ayers had a son, he'd look like James Holmes.)
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To: Olog-hai

Bush’s fault.


4 posted on 07/22/2012 6:15:45 PM PDT by VRW Conspirator (We were the tea party before there was a tea party. - Jim Robinson)
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To: the invisib1e hand

ha, ha, ha....


5 posted on 07/22/2012 6:24:24 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: Olog-hai

Has anybody studied the effect of all these massive wind farms on weather patterns?

Just wondering.


6 posted on 07/22/2012 6:47:15 PM PDT by Walrus (ICH BIN EIN ARIZONAN!)
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