77 !!!, no wonder people doubt about the original number of 37! |
The death toll from Saturday's torrential storms in Beijing climbed to 77, the Beijing municipal government said in a news conference Thursday.
So far authorities have identified 66 bodies.The number was updated by the information office of the Beijing municipal government on Thursday evening.
The heaviest rain in six decades lashed Beijing on Saturday, with the average precipitation reaching 170 mm while a township in the suburban district of Fangshan recording 460 mm of rain. [xinhua]