The number of victims of the strongest in 60 years rain in Beijing reached 10 people

The number of victims of the strongest in more than a half-century storms and rain that hit Beijing, to ten people, according to China Central Television (CCTV).

Heavy rain began in the Chinese capital on Saturday morning, and in the second half of the day forecasters announced the "orange", the second degree of danger, threat level.

According to CCTV, in the night from Saturday to Sunday in the city limits has fallen over 220 millimeters of rain, a record for the last 61 years. In some parts of the city received more than 460 millimeters of rain.

Due to bad weather closed Beijing Capital International Airport, and city roads are not suitable for passenger cars. On selected urban interchanges water level on Sunday night was higher machines. As the channel, among ten killed by elements of citizens — a man who drowned in his own car. Previously reported on three of the victims.

According to the city government of flooded areas on the outskirts of the city were evacuated 145,000 people. Despite the fact that on Sunday morning, the weather returned to normal and sunny in Beijing, experts carefully the monitored outskirts of the city for fear of mudflows and landslides in mountainous areas near the capital.

As reported by the local media, rainy Saturday stood out not only in the Chinese capital, but also in other regions of China. Heavy precipitation events were held in the provinces of Shanxi, Hebei, Shandong, Jilin, Heilongjiang, Sichuan, Tianjin and Chongqing.

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