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Beijing weekend rainstorm news briefing

2012-07-26 10:17:10 GMT2012-07-26 18:17:10(Beijing Time)  SINA.com

Beijing floods caused by a downpour on Saturday have affected 1.6 million people and caused 11.64 billion yuan ($1.82 billion) in economic losses, said spokesperson Pan Anjun from Beijing flood control department at a news briefing on Wednesday.

Beijing authorities announced that the rainstorm has killed 37 people with 25 drowned, six killed as a result of collapsed structures, five electrocuted and one struck by lightning till Sunday.

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