China evacuates tens of thousands as storms spread

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China evacuates tens of thousands as storms spread north

 

ZHENGZHOU – Tens of thousands of people were being evacuated from flood-hit regions of central China on Thursday (July 22) as the death toll rose to 33.

Heavy rains have deluged Henan province for nearly a week, with the death toll rising further, according to officials.

The fatalities included 12 people who died in a flooded subway in Zhengzhou, southwest of Beijing, earlier this week. Eight people are listed as missing across the province.

More cities were inundated and crops destroyed as the severe weather spread northwards, with Xinhua news agency reporting economic losses of 1.22 billion yuan ($189 million).

On Thursday, the weather bureau raised a storm alert in the cities of Xinxiang, Anyang, Hebi and Jiaozuo.

In Zhengzhou, floodwaters were still at waist height, or higher, with entire streets underwater in many areas.

Rescue teams used rubber rafts to ferry residents to safety, while others waded through the waters or remained stranded on partially submerged vehicles. CB/Expat Media


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