Two people have died, cars have been swept away by floodwaters and streets have become rivers.

China's capital city of Beijing is being hit by a rare downpour of rain and flooding, which could have some impact on automakers' recent deliveries.

Heavy rains that began on July 29 and were caused by Typhoon Doksuri are still continuing, and local meteorological authorities today issued the highest level of red rainstorm warnings, with multiple districts in the city expected to experience heavy rainfall from July 31 to 8 am on August 1.

China's National Meteorological Center (NMC) issued an updated geohazard risk warning at 6 pm today, with a red alert for southwestern and northern Beijing, urging local residents to take caution.

Mentougou district in southwestern Beijing was the worst hit by the floods, with the People's Daily reporting that two people were found in a river and had lost vital signs by the time they were discovered.

A video shared by the People's Daily at 3:49 pm today showed Mentougou and Fangshan districts both hit by severe flooding, with streets submerged and vehicles struggling to move through the water.


Fortunately, Radio Beijing reported at 4:46 pm today that the floodwaters in Mentougou had faded and shared several images from the scene.

The disaster led to the closure of parts of the Beijing sections of the Beijing-Hong Kong-Macao highway, as they were heavily waterlogged. Landslides were reported on the Beijing-Tibet highway, according to several local media reports.

Multiple subway lines, as well as bus routes in Beijing, stopped operating today, and a large number of flights were canceled or delayed, according to CCTV.

Trains were halted and a large number of travelers were stranded at train stations. Meanwhile, three Beijing-bound trains were stranded due to heavy rain, according to Jiemian.

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