The Chinese capital has been hit by record rainfall in recent weeks
Thirty three people lost their lives while the fate of 18 others after the heavier rainfall that have ever been recorded in Beijingthe authorities announced today.
Dozens of people also died in floods that hit northern China. On Friday, Beijing announced that during July 147 people died or were missing due to natural disasters.
The Chinese capital has been hit in recent weeks by record rainfall.
Authorities announced today that 33 people have died in recent bad weather in Beijing, mostly due to flooding and collapsed buildings.
The official tally has nearly tripled since last Tuesday.
“I would like to express my deepest condolences to those who lost their lives in the line of duty and to the unfortunate victims,” Xia Linmao, vice mayor of Beijing, said during a news conference broadcast by state television. CCTV.
In the neighboring province Hebei15 people lost their lives while 22 are missing.
In northeastern China, at Jilin4 people were killed on Sunday and the fate of one is unknown.
“I’m still scared when I think about the recent floods,” Zheng Xiaokang, a police officer in the village of Jiangxi (southeast China), told the state-run Xinhua news agency.
Millions of people have been affected by extreme weather and prolonged heat waves in recent weeks across the world, which scientists say is being exacerbated by climate change.
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