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updated: 7/21/2012 10:01 PM

Beijing's heaviest rains in 6 decades kill 10

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  • Children sit on the luggage carts Saturday as they stranded at the Beijing Capital International Airport after flights are canceled due to the heavy rains.

      Children sit on the luggage carts Saturday as they stranded at the Beijing Capital International Airport after flights are canceled due to the heavy rains.
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BEIJING -- China's government says the heaviest rains to hit Beijing in six decades have killed at least 10 people.

The torrential downpour Saturday night left low-lying streets flooded and knocked down trees. News reports said roofs of some buildings collapsed.

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The national weather bureau said today that at least 10 people were killed in the Chinese capital but gave no details.

Elsewhere, state media said four people were killed Saturday in the northern province of Shanxi when their truck was swept away by a flood-swollen river. Six people were killed by rain-triggered landslides in Sichuan province in the west.

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