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Heavy rain in Beijing leaves 37 dead
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he Beijing city government said that as of Sunday, 37 people had been confirmed dead in the heaviest rain storms to hit the city in six decades. Twenty-five people drowned, while others died when they were electrocuted by fallen power lines, caught in collapsed buildings, or, in one case, struck by lightning. The deaths are raising questions about the basic infrastructure in the rapidly growing modern city and throughout China. 

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