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#1 Posted : 24 August 2018 05:52:38(UTC)
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WUHAN, July 6 (Xinhua) -- An overnight storm following days of rain has stopped traffic, cut power and water supplies and trapped citizens in their homes in many parts of Wuhan, a metropolis on the Yangtze River.

The downpour caused severe waterlogging as rivers, lakes and reservoirs of the city have swollen, leading to closure of a tunnel across the Yangtze as well as some subway stations and underground passages, according to local traffic authorities.

From 8 p.m. of Tuesday to 8 a.m. of Wednesday, the precipitation of the city proper reached 180 millimeters and the district of Caidian received 206 millimeters of rain.

Floods have stopped traffic in 169 sections of roads and suspended services of 113 bus routes.

Twelve trains have been canceled and 38 delayed since water disrupted traffic around the city's train station.

A Xinhua reporter saw water gush out of manhole covers and a section of road in Wuchang District was inundated in two minutes, forcing cars to stay in the water. He saw no public bus or taxi and failed to hail a car from app on his way to the office in the morning.

On Hanjie Street, rescuers on boat were relocating citizens besieged by water . Workers are pumping away flood waters.

More than 16,000 people whose lives were threatened by fragile dikes were relocated from Caidian District to safety on Tuesday night.

Water supplies have been cut off in two residential communities, including one experiencing a power blackout.

Companies and public institutes in some districts were ordered to adjust work time.

Wuhan, capital of central China's Hubei Province, has about 10 million residents.


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"The red colour during a lunar eclipse is very distinctive and it's a rare treat to be able to see a blood red moon," said Brian Rachford, associate professor of physics at the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

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BEIJING, Oct. 16 (Xinhua) -- China's consumer inflation retreated mildly in September weighed down by dropping food prices, while steady service prices allowed a continued rise in overall price levels.

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On a monthly basis, the index was up 0.5 percent, slightly higher than the 0.4 percent seen in the previous month.

NBS statistician Sheng Guoqing attributed the milder inflation to lackluster food prices, which account for a significant part of the CPI calculation.

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Prices of pork, a staple meat in China, dragged down the whole sector with a loss of 12.4 percent.

Meanwhile, the increase in non-food prices picked up speed. Led by services Nike Air Max 90 Fiori Scontate , including heath care and home rents, non-food prices gained 2.4 percent year on year, quickening from August's 2.3 percent.

Health care prices jumped 7.6 percent from a year earlier, the biggest increase in around 20 years. Home rents and education, culture and entertainment product prices also saw marked increases.

For the first nine months of the year Nike Air Max 90 Leather Scontate , the CPI climbed 1.5 percent from one year earlier, safely lower than the government goal of 3 percent for the whole year.

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