Flood water falls down a stairway as residents get out of the entrance to a subway station amid heavy rainfalls in Beijing, July 21, 2012. Reutters
Chinese people walk past a flood damaged vehicle sitting on the bricks at a village in Fangshan district of Beijing, China, July 23, 2012. As China's flood-ravaged capital dealt with the aftermath of the heaviest rain in six decades Monday, including the deaths of 37 people, questions were being raised about whether the city's push for modernization came at the expense of basic infrastructure such as drainage networks. Andy Wong/AP
A taxi driver walks away after his car was stranded in a flooded street following a heavy rain in Beijing July 21, 2012. AP
A rescue boat approaches a partially submerged car on a flooded highway after heavy rainfalls hit Fangshan District in Beijing, July 22, 2012. The Chinese capital's heaviest rainstorm in six decades killed at least 37 people, flooded streets and stranded 80,000 people at the main airport. China Daily/Reuters
Vehicles destroyed in a flood pile up in a ditch in Fangshan district of Beijing, China. AP
A replica of a Chinese military aircraft is seen sitting amid mud after a flood caused by heavy rainfalls, at a military school in Fangshan district of Beijing July 22, 2012. Reuters
Residents sit amidst debris and damaged vehicles in the aftermath of a flood caused by heavy rainfalls which hit their home in Wa Jing Village, at Fangshan district near Beijing July 22, 2012. Reuters
A woman walks past an area damaged by floods after heavy rainfalls hit Long Bao Yu Village, Fangshan district, near Beijing July 22, 2012. Reuters
A resident pushes her bicycle on a flooded street amid heavy rainfalls in Beijing July 21, 2012. Reuters
Residents take advantage of the high water level to cool off in a flooded park on the banks of the Yangtze River in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province. The water level reached 25.07 meters above sea by 9 pm July 15, just two meters away from a warning level. AP
An elderly man sits on the handrail of a park near a pavilion flooded by the overflowing Yangtze River in Wuhan, Hubei province July 15, 2012. Reuters
A landslide that hit a local elementary school in Yunnan province has resulted in 18 fatalities and also blocked a river that hampered rescue efforts.
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October 5, 2012
All 18 elementary school students buried in a landslide were confirmed dead Friday, while one other person also died after a hillside collapsed and smothered part of a village in mountainous southwestern China.