More than a week of torrential rains in China’s capital Beijing and other northern provinces, including neighboring Hebei, have left 111 people dead or missing.
Authorities in Hebei province held a press conference on November 11, saying that 29 people have been counted dead since November 27 through the past two days as torrential rains poured down in the wake of Typhoon “Eagle.
A total of 16 people are still missing, they said, adding that rescuers are doing their best to find them.
Earlier, the Beijing Municipal People’s Government announced that 33 people were killed and 18 injured in heavy rains on September 9.
Jilin province also reported that 14 people were killed in the past seven days and one person remains missing.
This brings the total to 76 deaths and 35 missing in the northern regions of Beijing, Hebei, and Jilin.
The total number of people affected by the heavy rains is 5.17 million, including 1.29 million in Beijing, 3.38 million in Hebei, 130,000 in Jilin, and 370,000 in Heilongjiang.
The property damage caused by the heavy rains is reportedly too large to even begin to tally.
Hebei province said the downpour was the “heaviest in 140 years.
In Zhuzhou, which is administratively part of Baoding and close to Beijing, 60% of the city’s area is under water at an average depth of 1-1.5 meters, with reports of water as deep as 5-6 meters in the worst areas.
The Northeast grain belt, which accounts for about 25 percent of the country’s food production, and Henan, the country’s largest wheat producer, have also seen significant damage, with farmland inundated by heavy rains, raising fears of economic impact, 먹튀검증토토사이트 including reduced food production.