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    Collage: Floods in Beijing and Hebei

    Unprecedented rainfall in northern China has destroyed vehicles, damaged infrastructure, and wreaked havoc on people’s lives.

    At least 20 people are dead and 19 people still missing in northern China after record-breaking rains caused by Typhoon Doksuri hit the region.

    Severe flooding has affected 540,703 residents in Hebei province and caused widespread damage to local infrastructure and businesses. 

    The rainfall from July 29 to 31 in Beijing and the surrounding provinces totaled more than half of average annual rainfall. Ten observatories in Beijing and Hebei province have recorded the most rain ever since measurements began. 

    Editors: Vincent Chow and Ding Yining.

    (Header image: Entrance gate of Dingjiatan village inundated by flood water in Mentougou, Beijing. August 1, 2023. Ng Han Guan/AP via VCG)