Beijing reports heaviest rain in 140 years

The heavy rain – which has killed 20 people in Beijing – is the latest bout of extreme weather from around the world to raise fears about the pace of global heating.
In neighbouring Hebei province, where more than 800,000 people were evacuated, nine people were killed and six are missing, according to local media. The country is now on alert for the arrival of typhoon Khanun, the sixth such storm of the year, as it nears China’s east coast.

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