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Deadly floods hit central China after torrential rainfall

Jul 22, 2021, 6:43 PM IST

At least 25 people died after record rains inundated central China. Floods struck an underground subway system, damaging dams and riverbanks, causing landslides and building collapses. President Xi Jinping described the situation as “extremely severe” and added that flood control measures have entered a “critical stage”.

About 200,000 residents were evacuated in Zhengzhou. Soldiers led rescue efforts in the city of more than 10 million people.

The rainfall in the region was the heaviest since record-keeping began 60 years ago. Authorities have issued the highest warning level for Henan province. Dramatic visuals show the horrifying scenes during the record floods. Take a look.

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