Beijing floods claim more lives

Associated Press
In this Sunday, July 22, 2012 photo, vehicles destroyed in a flood pile up in a ditch in Fangshan district of Beijing, China. As China's flood-ravaged capital dealt with the aftermath of the heaviest rain in six decades Monday, including the deaths of 37 people, questions were being raised about whether the city's push for modernization came at the expense of basic infrastructure such as drainage networks. (AP Photo)  CHINA OUT

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The death toll from the worst rains to hit Beijing in more than 60 years has risen to 77, China's official Xinhua news agency said Thursday, July 26, more than doubling previous figures.

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