BEIJING, July 24 (AFP) - Torrential
rains and hailstorms in northern Mongolia have killed at least 18 people,
Chinese state media reported Thursday.
Ten people in the capital Ulan Bator
were killed and more than 100 homes were destroyed, the Xinhua news agency
cited Gurragchaa, the director of the state emergencies committee, as saying.
Seven other people drowned and one was
struck by lightning in various incidents in the northern part of the country.
Government officials said the storms,
the worst experienced by the country since the 1982 floods that killed