29 inches of rain for five days was Beijing’s heaviest rainfall in 140 years

Canada Global (Web News) The previous few days have seen the highest rainfall in 140 years in China’s capital.

According to the Beijing Meteorological Bureau, the city received 744.8 millimetres (29.3 inches) of rain between Saturday and Wednesday morning.

On Tuesday, Chinese authorities claimed that the intense rains in the area of Beijing had wrecked roads, cut off power, and resulted in at least 20 fatalities and 27 unaccounted-for cases.

Numerous thousands of people were relocated to shelters in public facilities including schools and stadiums in Beijing’s suburbs and other surrounding towns.

The Chinese capital was shocked by the extent of the water. Beijing typically has dry summers, but this year there was a period of extreme heat.

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