Northern China hit by torrential rain

Tens of thousands of people were evacuated from flood-prone areas of Beijing as Typhoon Doksuri lashed China’s capital with heavy rain yesterday and residents were urged to stay indoors. The deadly storm has been sweeping northeast over China since Friday, when it careened into the southern Fujian province after battering the Philippines. The Chinese capital and surrounding region were drenched over the weekend, with officials warning of potentially hazardous conditions including floods, swelling rivers and landslides. More than 27,000 people in high-risk areas of Beijing have been evacuated.

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