The Beijing Emergency Medical Center said two were killed and six others injured as strong winds toppled rooftops in two villages in the city's suburban Tongzhou district. A third person was also killed in Tongzhou after being struck by lightning. The fourth casualty was the head of a police station in suburban Fangshan district. He died of electric shock from a fallen electric wire in waters while rescuing trapped villagers. Local authorities said Saturday's rain is the heaviest seen in Beijing in 6 decades. Passers-by have joined the efforts to help drag more trapped people from cars out of the deep waters. In addition, more than 5200 residents in several mountainous suburban districts have been relocated to safer places. Traffic has been cut off on some roads inundated by waters and air traffic is severely disrupted.
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