Mon, September 28, 2009
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Tropical storm Ketsana to hit S China's Hainan

2009-09-28 09:05:49 GMT2009-09-28 17:05:49 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Photo taken on Sept. 28, 2009 shows the dark clouds over Qionghai City, south China's Hainan Province. The Chinese central observatory forecasts Kestana, the 16th tropical storm this year, will continue strengthening and would hit southern coastal areas of Hainan or pass through the southern coast of Hainan to lash coastal regions in Vietnam on Tuesday or Wednesday. It ordered boats in Ketsana's path to return to harbor. (Xinhua/Meng Zhongde)

Ships anchor at a harbor in Haikou, south China's Hainan Province, on Sept. 28, 2009. As tropical storm Ketsana approaches, local maritime affairs departments on Monday ordered vessels to return to harbor and suspended part of shipping services across the Qiongzhou Strait, which connects the Hainan Island to the mainland. (Xinhua/Guo Cheng)

Ships anchor at a harbor in Haikou, south China's Hainan Province, on Sept. 28, 2009. As tropical storm Ketsana approaches, local maritime affairs departments on Monday ordered vessels to return to harbor and suspended part of shipping services across the Qiongzhou Strait, which connects the Hainan Island to the mainland. (Xinhua/Guo Cheng)

A girl rides bicycle in rain in Qionghai City, south China's Hainan Province, Sept. 28, 2009. (Xinhua/Meng Zhongde)

The Chinese central observatory forecasts Ketsana the 16th tropical storm this year, will continue strengthening and would hit southern coastal areas of Hainan or pass through the southern coast of Hainan to lash coastal regions in Vietnam on Tuesday or Wednesday. It ordered boats in Ketsana's path to return to harbor.

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