Tuesday, 18 June 2024

Catastrophic flooding and 21 fatalities are recorded in Beijing

Since Typhoon Doksuri’s remnants deluged the area during the past three days, China‘s capital has experienced its worst rainfall in at least 140 years.

Emergency personnel deployed rubber boats to rescue stranded residents as the streets were turned into canals.

Catastrophic flooding

From Saturday through Wednesday morning, 29.3 inches of rain fell on the city. According to Chinese authorities, the heavy rains in and around Beijing wrecked roads knocked out power, and left at least 21 people dead and 26 people missing.

Many people were taken to shelters in schools and other public facilities in Beijing’s suburbs and other surrounding cities.

  • China’s capital faces the worst rainfall in 140 years due to Typhoon Doksuri.
  • Rain in Beijing causes road accidents, power outages, and deaths.
  • Unknown number of people trapped in city and villages flood-affected areas.

Unknown numbers of individuals are said to be stuck in the city and the nearby villages’ flood-affected neighborhoods.

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