Death toll from Beijing storm jumps to 77: Xinhua

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BEIJING (Reuters) - The death toll from Beijing's heaviest rainstorm in six decades more than doubled to 77 after rescuers found more bodies, the official Xinhua news agency said on Thursday, citing the city's municipal government. Saturday's storm flooded roads, sent torrents of water tumbling down steps into underpasses and drowned a number of drivers trapped in flooded streets. Many residents took to China's popular microblogging sites to criticize the poorly managed drainage system in the Chinese capital that boasts modern highways and skyscrapers. ...