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  • A taxi swept by torrential rains on July 21 is found covered with debris (CFP)
  • The interior of a previously submerged bus is coated with mud (CFP)
  • A car fords deep waters to find a safer place to park (CFP)
  • Motors ford waters near the Guangqumen overpass in Dongcheng District (XINHUA)
  • Rescuers prepare drain pipes under Lianhuaqiao overpass in Haidian District (XINHUA)
  • Rescuers drain water under Lianhuaqiao overpass (XINHUA)
  • Passengers and vehicles are stranded by floodwaters near Guangqumen Bridge on the East Second Ring Road in downtown Beijing on July 21 (CFP)
  • A car disappears into floodwaters under Lianhuaqiao overpass (XINHUA)
  • Firefighters and volunteers save passengers trapped in a bus near Lianhuaqiao overpass (XINHUA)
  • Floodwaters immerse cars near Lishuiqiao on July 21 (XINHUA)
  • Stranded cars remain at Lishuiqiao overpass, Anli Road in Chaoyang District on July 22 (XINHUA)
  • Rescuers evacuate children from a flood-ravaged school in Beijing's Fangshan District on July 22 (CFP)
  • Many passengers remain stranded in the Beijing Capital International Airport on July 22 (CFP)
  • The submerged Nangangwa section of the expressway linking Beijing, Hong Kong and Macao in Fengtai District (XINHUA)
  • A drainage truck pumps water out of the submerged Nangangwa section of the expressway linking Beijing, Hong Kong and Macao in south Beijing's Fengtai District on July 22 (XINHUA)
  • Workers and soldiers pump water out of a submerged section of the Beijing-Hong Kong-Macao Expressway the day after the flood on July 22 (CFP)
  • A relief team from Beijing Drainage Group Co. Ltd., comes for a rescue (XINHUA)
  • Trees were broken by the rainstorm in Daxinzhuang Village of Zhangjiawan Township, Tongzhou District (XINHUA)
  • Damaged houses and electric facilities in Daxinzhuang Village (XINHUA)
  • Rescuers search among submerged cars (XINHUA)

On July 21, the heaviest rain in six decades flooded Beijing. As of August 5, the death toll is 79 people.

Of the 79 victims, 71 have been identified, including five people who died while carrying out rescue work, according to the Beijing Flood Control Headquarters.

Of the other 64 victims -- 39 men and 25 women -- 49 drowned, five were electrocuted, three died in housing collapses, two by mudslide, two by traumatic shock, two from being hit by falling objects and one was struck by lightning.

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