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Source: China News
Beijing : China | 2 years ago
The heaviest rain in 61 years that lashed Beijing Saturday have left at least four people dead and six others injured, local authorities said. Two people were killed and six others...
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Click Here The heaviest rain in six decades lashed Beijing on Saturday, leaving 10 people dead and thousands stranded outside as traffic came to a gradual halt on flooded streets. More than 500 flights were cancelled, impacting some 80000 travellers, state media said, adding that at least 50000 citizens had to be relocated from their inundated homes. According to municipal authorities 100000 people were mobilised for rescue work through Saturday evening as reports started pouring in about one road after the other getting flooded leaving long lines of stranded vehicles. Till Sunday 2 am, Beijing had seen some 212 mm of rain since Saturday; last time the city had experienced more rain was 61 years ago. Considered among the more dry Capitals of the world, the city wasn't ready for this kind of heavy rain. "Many roads under overpasses were submerged by waters of up to one meter deep, leaving some cars stranded. Many people therefore chose to take subway rather than drive their own cars," China daily wrote. "That was by no means car driving. It looked very much like sailing a boat," the newspaper quoted resident Yuan Xin, as saying and adding: "There were waves all around. I was very nervous inside the car and I was wondering now and then what if the car broke down." According to the state-run Xinhua news agency, Li Fanghong, a police inspector in suburban Fangshan District, lost his life while trying to rescue villagers who were trapped by the floodwaters <b>...</b>
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