Severe flood in China: 37 dead, 60000 evacuated
Dozens of other deadly storms also were reported in other areas of China.
Saturday’s rain uprooted trees in Beijing and in some places the water rose to the height of the belt, trapping cars and buses.
An official statement from the municipal government, issued late Sunday, was reported 25 people being drowned, six died from the collapse of their homes, a citizen killed by lightning and five electrocuted by transmission lines energy.
China Daily, official organ of the country, reported Monday that rain and flooding caused damage estimated at 10 billion yuan ($ 1.6 billion) and 60,000 people were evacuated from their homes.
According to Global Times, this is the worst rains to hit the Chinese capital in 61 years.
According to national weather, he fell 460 mm (liters per square meter) of rain in Fangshan on the outskirts of Beijing at the Saturday alone, the most since 1951. A Pinggu, another suburb of the capital, rainfall reached 100.3 mm in one hour.
China’s Ministry of Finance (MOF) said on Sunday that 120 million yuan were allocated to the cities of Beijing, Tianjin and neighboring Hebei Province to help fight against floods.
The fund, allocated by the MOF and the Ministry of Water Resources, will be used to repair the facilities water conservation damaged by flooding in these areas and for flood control, said the MDF in a statement on its website.
In Hebei, more than 70,000 people were evacuated because of heavy rains, officials said the Office of flood control and fight against drought.
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