"China Accused of Downplaying Beijing Flood Damage, Deaths"

"BEIJING – The worst rainstorm to hit the Chinese capital in six decades has given rise to widespread anger against officials who are accused of censoring the scope of massive floods."

"Government authorities raised the death toll Thursday to 77 from the previous total of 37, but some suspect the toll could be much higher from a deluge Saturday and flash flooding.

China's state-controlled media continue to publish and broadcast positive news about the relief effort while censors delete negative postings online."

Bu Calum MacLeod reports for USA TODAY July 26, 2012.

Source: USA TODAY, 07/27/2012