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At least 10 people have lost life in Henan Flooding

Henan province was hit by 20 centimeters of rain from 4 to 5 pm on Tuesday, the official Xinhua News Agency said, citing the Henan weather agency.

OnlineKhabarHub Desk Published: 2021-07-21 10:43:39

A car is inundated by rainwater in Zhengzhou, capital of central China's Henan Province, July 20, 2021.Photo:Xinhua
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The city of Zhengzhou in Central China's Henan Province has recorded the heaviest rainfall in 60 years in what has been claimed to be a once-in-a-lifetime event.
At least 12 people have died in severe flooding in a Chinese provincial capital that trapped people in subways and schools, washed away vehicles, and stranded people in their workplaces overnight.

The already drenched city of Zhengzhou, the capital of Henan province, was hit by 20 centimeters of rain from 4 to 5 pm on Tuesday, the official Xinhua News Agency said, citing the Henan weather agency.

The torrent of rain turned streets into rapidly flowing rivers and inundated subways stations and cars. Videos posted online showed entire neighborhoods covered in waist-deep water and vehicles floating in the muddy mire.
According to, Xinhua News at least said 12 people had died and more than 1,00,000 people had been moved to safer places and the rescue operation is still on the run.

The major reason for this heavy rainfall is the typhoon near the south china sea and the topography of the region, meteorologists said.

The maximum precipitation recorded in Zhengzhou in the last days reached 201.9 millimeters per hour, breaking the previous record of 198.5 millimeters in 1975, according to the National Meteorological Observatory.

China experiences regular flooding during the summer, but the growth of cities and conversion of farmland into subdivisions has raised the impact of such events, claims the environmental activist.


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