Beijing battered by heavy rain

Vehicles submerged on a Beijing highway, 22 July 2012 (MCT)

The heaviest rain in 60 years battered the Chinese capital of Beijing on the weekend, overwhelming the city’s drainage system and flooding cars and homes.

State media reports more than 35 people were killed and dozens more still missing.

At least 60,000 people had to be evacuated from their homes.

Officials say more rain fell in one day than what normally falls in six months in Beijing.


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