Beijing’s Meteorological Service reported that recent rains were the most intense since records began in 140 years.
A bridge collapsed in China after the strongest rains for 140 years. This caused some panic among drivers.
Nearly 21 people have been killed in other parts of the country by the Doksuri Typhoon. It has brought heavy rains and caused flooding.
A video of a vehicle that braked just before the bridge collapse in China shows at least two cars falling into the water.
According to Xinhua, the incident took place in Heilongjiang (Beijing) on Thursday afternoon.
A white car on the left-hand lane is seen rushing because it can’t stop before the bridge part that has been removed.
Doksuri has been affecting the Heilongjiang area for the last few days. The region remains on red alert according to China’s four color storm warning system.
The heavy rains, which were the most intense in capital city of Asia in over 140 years, damaged several bridges and viaducts.
Doksuri has been a major threat in this region for the past few months. Typhoon Khanun is the 6th typhoon of the year and the latest to hit the area. The authorities have issued an alert level of IV to Zhejiang province, located on the east coast.
In the Japanese prefecture Okinawa alone, there have been at least 60 injuries and two fatalities. Schools and government offices are closed in Northern Taiwan.
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