Two Die in Hong Kong Landslides Triggered by Record Rainfall

Jun

08
2008

(6.8.08) Two people were killed in Hong Kong yesterday as record rainfall triggered flooding and landslides. More than 400 flights were delayed. The two landslide victims died after being trapped under a collapsed concrete slab in Tuen Mun, the government said on its Web site, reporting a total of 39 landslides. Hong Kong recorded more than 145 millimeters of rain between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. yesterday, the highest hourly rainfall since records began, the Hong Kong Observatory said. The city issued a “black rainstorm warning,” the highest level of weather alert, yesterday morning to encourage people to stay indoors and urge companies not to expect employees to report for work. All warnings were canceled yesterday afternoon. Read more


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