Typhoon Haikui struck China on Wednesday, packing winds of up to 68 mph, prompting officials to evacuate nearly 2 million people and grounding hundreds of flights to and from Shanghai and other cities.
Photo: A farmer moves on a flooded path to check his aquatic farming ponds in Hepu township in Xiangshan county, Zheijiang province, China on Aug. 8, 2012. Typhoon Haikui, the 3rd hitting China in a week, landed in Hepu early on Wednesday. (Larry Leung / EPA)
AFP: Beijing was hit by the heaviest rain it has experienced in 61 years on Saturday. At least 10 people within the city were killed. State media says a policeman was electrocuted by a fallen power line during a rescue operation. The Xinhua news agency says others were killed in traffic accidents and roof collapses.
Photo: A resident pushes her bicycle on a flooded street amid heavy rainfalls in Beijing. (China Daily via Reuters)