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China floods: Thousands evacuated, train stations and roads inundated

Jul 21, 2021 09:54 IST | By Editorji News Desk

Heavy rain has caused severe flooding in parts of central China, forcing authorities to evacuate hundreds of people from their homes. More than 10,000 people in Henan province have been evacuated to shelters following the record rainfall.

More than a dozen cities have been affected with main roads forced to close and flights cancelled. Images on social media showed entire streets submerged, with cars and debris left drifting in the fast-moving floodwaters. Videos showed passengers in flooded subway carriages with water reaching their shoulders.

At least 12 people have died in the city of Zhengzhou since the flooding began, according to authorities. There are fears that a dam in Henan province could collapse after a 65ft breach has emerged. Soldiers have been deployed to the area and locals have been warned to leave the area.

Rescue operations are underway in worst-affected areas but it is not yet known how many people - if any - are still trapped.

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