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August 28, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Two days of heavy rains killed at least 37 people and flooded rivers in the northeastern province of Punjab, government officials said. The deaths occurred in the provincial capital, Lahore, and elsewhere in the province, where nearly 400 villages were hit by the belated monsoon rains. Most of the dead were crushed when houses collapsed, the officials said. In India, the monsoon rains have killed at least 945 people since June and damaged crops covering an area of 3.
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August 28, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Two days of heavy rains killed at least 37 people and flooded rivers in the northeastern province of Punjab, government officials said. The deaths occurred in the provincial capital, Lahore, and elsewhere in the province, where nearly 400 villages were hit by the belated monsoon rains. Most of the dead were crushed when houses collapsed, the officials said. In India, the monsoon rains have killed at least 945 people since June and damaged crops covering an area of 3.
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July 18, 1987 | RONE TEMPEST, Times Staff Writer
Khushwant Singh halted his tennis serve in mid-swing and cupped his ear. As his playing companions steamed in the already blazing morning sun and shuffled their feet impatiently on the red clay courts of the Gymkhana Club, Singh let out a jubilant shout: "The monsoon bird is here! Hail clamator jacobinus, the monsoon is coming!" In the excruciating pre-monsoon temperatures of northern India, when 110-degree heat is just a starting point, there are no sweeter words.
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July 18, 1987 | RONE TEMPEST, Times Staff Writer
Khushwant Singh halted his tennis serve in mid-swing and cupped his ear. As his playing companions steamed in the already blazing morning sun and shuffled their feet impatiently on the red clay courts of the Gymkhana Club, Singh let out a jubilant shout: "The monsoon bird is here! Hail clamator jacobinus, the monsoon is coming!" In the excruciating pre-monsoon temperatures of northern India, when 110-degree heat is just a starting point, there are no sweeter words.
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June 23, 1986
A textile factory collapsed during monsoon rains in India, and at least 67 people were feared killed. The United News of India news agency reported that more than 100 workers were inside the three-story building at Taloja, about 40 miles south of Bombay, when it collapsed during the downpour. Reporters said they saw workers trapped under the debris, and rescue operations continued into the night. At least 22 workers were injured.
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August 24, 1991 | JANET RAE-DUPREE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A weak El Nino condition has begun warming the Pacific Ocean near South America at the Equator, sparking scientific speculation that if the phenomenon grows stronger it could either end California's drought dramatically--or make it much worse. It is still too early for researchers to tell whether the new El Nino, the first to form since 1986, will grow strong enough to affect weather and wildlife along the North American coast.
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