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Three dead in China rain storms; Hong Kong also inundated

Published on May 12, 2014 6:23 PM

BEIJING (AFP) - Three people have been killed and thousands evacuated in several days of rainstorms in southern China, flooding major cities and affecting air and rail transport, authorities said on Monday.

Pictures showed widespread inundations in the boom town of Shenzhen, in Guangdong province, with the brown waters several inches deep.

Cars were seen stranded in expanses of water, and pedestrians waded through ankle-deep floods.

Meteorological authorities said it was the biggest storm to hit the city since 2008, according to state media reports.

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