There is a flood situation in Beijing. The capital of China, due to heavy rainfall, and during this time, the death toll in various accidents has risen to 21. While 26 people are missing.
According to the Associated Press news agency. The Beijing Meteorological Office has said that 744 mm of rain has been record. In the city from Saturday to Wednesday morning.
Heavy rains in the region after the passage of Cyclone Doxori have broken a 140-year record.
The streets of the city are flood with canals. And authorities are trying to evacuate the stranded locals using rubber boats.
Beijing and nearby Hebei province have experienced severe flooding due to record rainfall, and water levels have risen dangerously high.
Accumulated rainwater has destroyed roads while also damaging power lines and drinking water pipes.
Cars also seen washed away by flood rivers around the capital. While people had to take shelter on footbridges on roads.
The confirmed death toll from torrential rains around Beijing rose to 21 after the body of a rescue worker was found on Wednesday. Wang Hongchen, 41, was in a rubber boat with other rescuers when it capsized in the fast-flowing river. Four of his companions survived the accident.
At least 26 people are missing after accidents due to rain.
The southwestern city of Zhuzhou, bordering the capital Beijing, is also flood, and police there on Tuesday night appealed to local residents on social media to turn on lights to support rescue efforts.
Rescue teams operated using rubber boats to evacuate people stranded without gas, water, or electricity in the flooded city.
“I didn’t think it would be so dangerous; I thought there was a little water and it would go down,” said Wang Heung, a 54-year-old woman who was trapped on the third floor of a building.
This year’s rains are unfavourable for Beijing. Summers usually pass without rain in China’s capital, but this time the record rains have disrupted daily life.