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

China Flooding Kills 701 In Worst Toll In A Decade-Photos

There is a bad flood in China now.

It is a disaster.

701 people were killed by the flood and 347 are missing.

Three quarter of China’s provinces were hit by the flood.

25 rivers have reached record-high water level.

Heavy rain on the hillsides caused lots of landslides.

Lots and lots of houses and buildings were damaged.

The water level at the Three Gorges Dam is at record high.

It is now just 20m below the dam’s maximum capacity.

Three Gorges Dam is the biggest hydro power dam in the world.

The dam is on the Yangtze River.

Yangtze River is the longest river in China.

I think that the people in China must stop doing things that hurt the environment.

They should stop cutting down trees and stop polluting the rivers and the air.

All these make a flood worse.

For more news on flood in China, please click here- ‘China Hit By Typhoon Chanthu-Pictures’.

We have to take care of our Earth as in Micheal Jackson’s ‘Earth Song’.

(100720) -- YICHANG, July 20, 2010 (Xinhua) -- Flood waters are sluiced with the water outflux monitored at 40,000 cubic meters per second at Three Gorges Dam in Yichang, central China's Hubei Province, July 20, 2010. China's Three Gorges Dam project on the Yangtze River stood its biggest flood-control test at 8 a.m. Tuesday since completion, as the flow on the river's upper reaches topped 70,000 cubic meters a second. All ferry services were halted at the Three Gorges Dam on Monday, and would be resumed after the influx decreased to 45,000 cubic meters per second. (Xinhua/Cheng Min) (zgp)
(100720) -- YICHANG, July 20, 2010 (Xinhua) -- Flood waters are sluiced at the Three Gorges Dam, China. (Xinhua/Cheng Min) (zgp)

(100720) -- YICHANG, July 20, 2010 (Xinhua) -- Journalists take photos of the scene of flood discharge at Three Gorges Dam, July 20, 2010. (Xinhua/Cheng Min) (zgp)
The Three Gorges Dam discharges water to lower the level in a reservoir, July 19, 2010.( Reuters/ Stringer)
The Three Gorges Dam discharges water to lower the level in a reservoir, July 19, 2010.( Reuters/ Stringer)
Flood water is released from the Three Gorges Dam's floodgates in Yichang, in central China's Hubei province, Tuesday, July 20, 2010. Rescuers in China were searching Tuesday for 30 people buried in landslides as flood waters from days of heavy rain surged past the Three Gorges Dam, the world's largest. (AP Photo) ** CHINA OUT **
In this photo taken Tuesday, July 13, 2010, rescue workers evacuate villagers trapped by flood waters in Anqing in central China's Anhui province. Parts of China experience annual flooding but this year's rains have been particularly devastating. Storms so far this month have caused economic losses of 22.2 billion yuan ($3.3 billion), the Ministry of Civil Affairs said on its website on Wednesday.(AP Photo)**CHINA OUT**
In this Monday, July 12, 2010 photo, electric poles are damaged and a bulldozer washed away by flood in Tongcheng, in central China's Anhui province. Landslides slammed into three mountain hamlets in western China early Tuesday, killing 17 people and leaving 44 missing, while crews drained a fast-rising reservoir in another part of the country following heavy rains. (AP Photo) ** CHINA OUT **
Chinese rescuers arrive in the flooded Chongqing Municipality. (AFP/AFP)