In a highly unusual weather event for Beijing, China, heavy rainfall has led to massive flooding, resulting in the deaths of 11 people and leaving 27 others missing. The downpour prompted authorities to take swift action, closing train stations and conducting evacuations to ensure the safety of residents.
Reports indicate that the western suburban parts of Beijing were severely affected by the heavy rains. Tragically, among the casualties were at least one rescue worker and a local official. With 27 people still unaccounted for, the situation remains critical.
In response to the disaster, authorities swiftly evacuated over 50,000 people from the affected areas. To cope with the devastation, tourist areas, subway and bus lines were also closed. Aid, personnel, and food supplies were dispatched to the flood-hit districts to provide much-needed relief and support.
The level of rainfall experienced in Beijing has raised concerns, especially given that such extreme weather conditions are rare for the city. The heavy downpour is attributed to the remnants of Typhoon Doksuri, which has been battering northern China since Saturday evening. This typhoon is considered one of the strongest to hit China this year, landing in the southeastern province of Fujian on Friday.
Beijing is not the only region affected, as other parts of northern China have also experienced flooding due to the remnants of Typhoon Doksuri. The nation’s emergency management ministry has issued warnings, stating that flooding in areas including Tianjin and Hebei province could worsen if adequate precautions are not taken.
As the nation grapples with the aftermath of Typhoon Doksuri, it also braces for the potential impact of Typhoon Khanun. Forecasted to bring torrential rains and high winds, Typhoon Khanun poses further challenges, particularly for Japan’s Okinawa and Amami regions.
The situation in Beijing serves as a stark reminder of the unpredictability of weather patterns and the need for vigilant disaster preparedness. As authorities continue rescue and relief efforts, the nation remains on alert, ready to tackle any additional challenges that may arise from the ongoing heavy rainfall and potential impact of Typhoon Khanun.
Sources By Agencies