Beijing’s Heaviest Rains in 6 Decades Kill 10

July 23, 2012

China’s government says the heaviest rains to hit Beijing in six decades have killed at least 10 people.

The torrential downpour Saturday night left low-lying streets flooded and knocked down trees. News reports said roofs of some buildings collapsed.

The national weather bureau said Sunday that at least 10 people were killed in the Chinese capital but gave no details.

Elsewhere, state media said four people were killed Saturday in the northern province of Shanxi when their truck was swept away by a flood-swollen river. Six people were killed by rain-triggered landslides in Sichuan province in the west.

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