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Heavy rain disrupts train services in SW China city

07-09-2010 17:30 BJT Special Report:Rainstorm Batters Large Parts of China |

CHONGQING, July 9 (Xinhua) -- All train services were suspended due to thunder storm on Friday morning in southwestern China's Chongqing Municipality, according to the local flood control authority.

Passengers rest at Chongqing railway station in southwestern China's Chongqing Municipality, July 9, 2010. All train services were suspended due to thunderstorm on Friday morning in Chongqing Municipality, according to the local flood control authority.(Xinhua/Zhou Hengyi)
Passengers rest at Chongqing railway station in southwestern China's Chongqing 
Municipality, July 9, 2010. All train services were suspended due to thunderstorm 
on Friday morning in Chongqing Municipality, according to the local flood control 
authority.(Xinhua/Zhou Hengyi)

Most flights to and from the Jiangbei International Airport of the city have been delayed.

Torrential rain began to ravage the city since 9:00 a.m. At around 10:00 p.m. Thursday, the municipal flood control authority started a warning system for seriously heavy rain.

Local meteorologists forecast that the heavy rain would continue into night Saturday in Chongqing, with rain up to 200 mm in some areas and thunder and strong gale.

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