Aug 02

Beijing records heaviest rainfall in 140 years

China’s capital has recorded its heaviest rainfall in at least 140 years over the past few days as remnants of Typhoon Doksuri deluged the region, turning streets into canals where emergency crews used rubber boats to rescue stranded residents. The city recorded 744.8 millimeters of rain between Saturday and Wednesday morning, the Beijing Meteorological Bureau said Wednesday. The Associated Press reports that the number of confirmed deaths from the torrential rains around Beijing rose to 21