11 people are dead and 27 are missing after Beijing experienced severe floods due to heavy rain.

As many as 11 people have died and 27 others are missing after Beijing experienced severe floods due to heavy rain, according to state media reports.

According to state broadcaster CCTV on Tuesday, authorities were forced to close train stations and move residents of vulnerable communities into school gyms due to relentless heavy rains that continued into the fourth day.

People’s homes reportedly flooded, and cars reportedly stacked up in heaps on the highways and sustained considerable damage.

Beijing, which typically has a rather dry environment, is experiencing abnormally strong downpours.

In other areas of northern China that have also had such heavy rainfall, dozens of deaths have been attributed to flooding.

Although regular flooding affects a large portion of China every summer, particularly in the semitropical south, some northern provinces have recorded the worst floods in 50 years this year.

Early in July, approximately 5,500 people had to be evacuated from the far-northwestern province of Liaoning due to floods, while at least 15 people died in Chongqing’s southwest due to the flooding.

In the central province of Hubei, residents are confined to their houses and automobiles by the downpours.

In 1998, China experienced its deadliest floods in recent memory, which left a trail of devastation and 150 fatalities, the majority of them near the Yangtze River.

In the central province of Henan in 2021, flooding resulted in the deaths of almost 300 people.

On July 20 of that year, a record amount of rain drenched the provincial capital of Zhengzhou, turning its streets into raging rivers and flooding at least a portion of a subway line.

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