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China: Videos of Zhengzhou flood show people stuck in trains, malls in waist-deep water

People stuck in the flood shared videos and photos to share their ordeal and displayed the magnitude of destruction caused by the rainstorm.
 

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Zhengzhou, First Published Jul 22, 2021, 12:56 PM IST
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The central province of Henan is facing a dire flood situation after receiving heavy rainfall. It caused severe waterlogging on the streets of many cities including the capital Zhengzhou that recorded 20 cm of rain. It left people stuck and trapped on waterlogged roads, shopping malls, offices and even subway trains.

People stuck in the flood shared videos and photos to share their ordeal and displayed the magnitude of destruction caused by the rainstorm.

Sinologist Manya Koetse posted a thread on Twitter featuring videos shared on Chinese social media about the floodings in Henan in order to elaborate on the “severity of the situation.”

According to reports, at least 25 people have lost their lives because of the flood and nearly 1 lakh people had to be moved to a safer location. The authorities are still working on the rescue operation and these numbers could even go up. Several dams and reservoirs have breached warning levels, and soldiers have been mobilised to divert rivers which have burst their banks. Flights and trains in many parts of Henan have also been suspended.

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