The death toll from the torrential rains in Beijing following recent Doksuri flooding rose to 38.
Thirty-three people were killed by downpour-triggered disasters, and five died in rescue and relief operations as of the end of Tuesday after heavy rains drenched Beijing recently, local authorities said on Wednesday.
There are 18 others still missing, including a rescuer, according to China's News Agency (Xinhua).
From July 29 to Aug. 2, Beijing was battered by severe torrential rains triggered by Typhoon Doksuri.
Deadly rains that pummelled China's capital in recent days were the heaviest since records began 140 years ago. The maximum (amount) of rainfall recorded during this storm, which was 744.8 millimetres, occurred at the Wangjiayuan Reservoir in Changping, the Beijing Meteorological Service said.
So far, the central government has allocated 520 million yuan in central natural disaster relief in Beijing, Tianjin, Hebei, and also provinces in Northeast China. (QNA)
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