China’s Beijing reports 33 deaths from flooding, 18 still missing – state media

BEIJING (Reuters) – There have been 33 deaths from heavy floods in China’s capital of Beijing as of Aug. 8, with 18 still missing, Beijing Daily reported on Wednesday.

The disaster has stricken nearly 1.29 million people, causing the collapse of 59,000 homes and seriously damaging 147,000 homes, the newspaper said.

(Reporting by Beijing Newsroom; Editing by Christopher Cushing)