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Bombay Limps Back to Normal After a Week of Floods and Landslides

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Transport in India's flooded financial hub of Bombay, also known as Mumbai, is back to near normal service, but parts of the city are still under water.

Weather officials say they see more rains coming but not of last week's intensity that caused landlsides and floods so severe that nearly 1,000 people perished.

News agency reports from Bombay say the city is still struggling to deal with its power and phone outages, floating garbage, lack of clean drinking water, and transport disruptions.

Environmentalists are blaming conditions on the city's unplanned growth, while citizens' groups say the government did not react quickly enough to warn people of one of the worst disasters in the long history of Bombay.

This has triggered a debate: was it a natural disaster or a man-made crisis?
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