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2 people were killed in heavy rain in Beijing
Published on: 2021-08-18
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From the evening to the night of the 16th, thunderstorms appeared in Beijing from north to south. Two people in Haidian District, Beijing, drove through the water and were trapped and sent to the hospital for rescue. Unfortunately, they died on the morning of the 17th after the rescue failed.  
 

The Beijing Meteorological Department stated that from 17:00 on the 16th to 6:00 on the 17th, the city's average precipitation was 9.6 mm, and the urban average was 20.9 mm.
 

Around 9 pm Monday, Haidian was hit with a strong rainfall. The car was trapped under the Hanhe Railway Bridge where there was deep water accumulation. They were sent to hospital after being rescued.
 

The bridge where the two were trapped has a concave overpass with a two-way six-lane for motor vehicles, separated by a green belt in the middle. The water under the bridge was drained early Tuesday, and traffic has returned to normal.
 

It was the second time that the capital city saw deaths caused by rainstorms since 2012. The total deaths reached 79 then and it was the heaviest rain in six decades. Average precipitation hit 170 mm, while a township in the suburban district of Fangshan recorded 460 mm of rainfall, Xinhua News Agency reported.
 

2人遇难!北京遭遇瓢泼大雨!

8月16日晚21时许,海淀区出现局地强降雨过程,旱河路铁路桥下短时严重积水,一辆小汽车经过该路段时被困,车内两人经救援人员和群众救出后,由120及时送往医院救治。目前,正在全力救治中。
 

8月17日早晨,2名驾车涉水被困人员经医院抢救无效不幸遇难。善后工作已经开展。

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