Photos: Storms Kill 20 In China

The heaviest rain storm in six decades to hit the Chinese capital killed at least 10 people and caused widespread chaos, flooding streets and stranding 80,000 people at the city’s main airport.
The storm, which started on Saturday afternoon and continued late into the night, flooded major roads and sent torrents of water tumbling down steps into underpasses. REUTERS

At least 20 people were killed in landslides, electric shocks, struck by lightning and other flood related causes due to very heavy storm rains that hit China.

On Saturday, July 21, 2012, the Chinese capital of Beijing received the heaviest rain in 60 years!

At least 10 people were killed by the disaster in Beijing.

Major roads were flooded and about 80,000 people were stranded at the Beijing’s Capital International Airport.

A taxi driver walks away after his car was stranded in a flooded street following a heavy rain in Beijing Saturday, July 21, 2012. The torrential downpour Saturday night left low-lying streets flooded and knocked down trees. (AP Photo)
A primary school student in military uniform stands on a stool as he looks for his belongings in the mud after a flood caused by heavy rainfalls, at a military school in Fangshan district of Beijing July 22, 2012. REUTERS/Stringer
Residents push a stranded car on a flooded street amid heavy rainfalls in Beijing, July 21, 2012. REUTERS/Stringer
Residents look at a stranded car on a flooded street amid heavy rainfalls in Beijing, July 21, 2012. REUTERS/Stringer
A driver points to his car which has been stranded for half an hour on a flooded street amid heavy rainfalls in Beijing, July 21, 2012. REUTERS/Stringer
Flood water falls down a stairway as residents get out of the entrance to a subway station amid heavy rainfalls in Beijing, July 21, 2012. REUTERS/Stringer
Workers hold their hands to look for a sewage outfall on a flooded street amid heavy rainfalls in Beijing, July 21, 2012. REUTERS/Stringer

Author: Ahmad Ali Karim

Blogger. Official Ambassador at Muafakat Pendidikan Johor (MPJ). Former Columnist at Utusan Online.

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