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Rain causes floods, landslides in Hong Kong

Hong Kong, China
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A girl waits in front of a car which was damaged by flooding while two men try to fix a flooded road after heavy rains in Hong Kong Saturday, June 7, 2008. Heavy rain unleashed flooding and landslides early Saturday, shutting down roads and air traffic throughout the territory. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

Heavy rains unleashed flooding and landslides early Saturday in Hong Kong, shutting down roads and air traffic throughout the territory, officials said.

The storm, fueled by a trough of low pressure over the South China Sea, caused almost 40 landslides and 125 floods across the territory, government spokeswoman Suzanne Lee said.

Nearly 12 inches of rain fell Saturday morning, according to the Hong Kong Observatory, which issued rainstorm and landslide warnings.

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