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The number of people evacuated in Beijing due to rain exceeded 52 thousand people.

The number of people evacuated in Beijing due to rain exceeded 52 thousand people.

The number of people evacuated in Beijing due to heavy rains exceeded 52,000 people, Beijing Wanbao reported on Monday, citing the Beijing Flood Prevention Authority.

Previously, 31,338 evacuees were reported in Beijing.

“As of 20:00 on July 31, 52,384 people who were in danger were evacuated,” the statement said.


It is also reported that 107 mountain roads were closed, work on 4,069 construction sites was suspended, and the sights of the city were closed.

Earlier Monday, authorities in Beijing issued the highest red alert for geological disasters and meteorological risks amid heavy rains. According to the city meteorological services, the highest warning is due to the fact that in some areas of the city there is an increased risk of landslides, mudflows, soil collapses. In addition, the Beijing Meteorological Station also issued a “red” high warning level due to heavy rains in various parts of Beijing. Rain will continue until at least 8 a.m. Tuesday, according to the station. It was also reported that from 8 pm on July 29 to 2 pm on August 31, an average of 182 millimeters of rain fell in Beijing. The greatest amount of precipitation fell on the districts of Fangshan in the southwest of Beijing and Mentougou in the west of the Chinese capital, where an average of 347.8 and 322.5 millimeters of precipitation fell during the specified time, respectively. At the same time, two dead were found in the Mentougou area.

As of 2:00 pm on July 31, heavy rains affected public transport on 428 routes, of which 346 routes were suspended. The movement of all public transport was stopped in the Huaizhou district in northern Beijing.

Traffic was also suspended on the entire Yanfang subway line. It was reported that Beijing Capital International Airport canceled 40 flights due to thunderstorms, many flights were delayed.