Last Updated: Sunday, July 22, 2012

Beijing Floods 2012: At least 14 killed in heaviest rain in last 61 years


Disaster Report: At least 14 people reported to be killed due to flash floods in northern and southwestern China in last two days.
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Rescuers and residents pulling a stranded car from flooded street
-At least 14 people reported to be killed due to flash floods in northern and southwestern China in last two days.
-More than 5,000 people were evacuated to the safer place. About 350 students and 40 teachers were rescued in Fangshan district. A river in Fangshan overflowed its banks.
-It is believed to be the heaviest rain in 61 years in Beijing.
-More than 500 flights were cancelled due to heavy rainfall in Beijing.
-Orange rainstorm alert warning issued. Rain is forecast to last over 20 hours.
-Below is a video where people are pushing a police car in Beijing after it strucked in flooded street.




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