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Two people have died, putting Beijing on high alert, as heavy rains pummelled north China.

Monday’s torrential downpours in northern China killed at least two people there, washed away automobiles and prompted Beijing to issue its highest flood and landslip alarms. After tearing through the Philippines on Friday, Storm Doksuri, a former super typhoon, moved northward over China and made landfall in the southern province of Fujian.