Flood : Heaviest rain in 1000 years in China’s Henan province, floating cars, 33 dead

Flood : Heaviest rain in 1000 years in China’s Henan province, floating cars, 33 dead

Flood : Heaviest rain in 1000 years in China's Henan province, floating cars, 33 dead, many missing

Heavy rain floods China&nbsp | &nbspPhoto Credits:&nbspTwitter

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  • About 3 million people were affected by this torrential rain in Henan province.
  • There was an economic loss of about $ 188.6 million.
  • Cars floated in the water on city streets.

Beijing: At least 33 people have died and eight are still missing in central China’s Henan province. China received the heaviest rainfall in the last 1,000 years. Several cars were submerged in water. Trees and electric poles were uprooted and houses were also damaged. About 3 million people have been affected by the torrential rains in Henan province, where 3,76,000 local residents have been evacuated. More than 2,15,200 hectares of crops have been damaged by rainwater, causing an economic loss of approximately US$188.6 million.

China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) blew up a dam to divert the rising waters of a flooded river. At least 12 people have been killed and several injured after subway stations in Henan province were flooded. A video has gone viral in which Metro passengers are trapped in throat-deep water and are crying for help.

From the Chinese city of Zhengzhou, a video widely shared on social media shows cars floating on a submerged road after a record-breaking rain. At least 25 people have died in landslides and floods caused by torrential rains in the capital of Henan province, while some 200,000 residents have been evacuated, AFP news agency reported.

Chinese state-affiliated media ShanghaiI shared the video on Twitter, writing that Henan province in central China, affected by this year’s sixth Hurricane In-fa, received historic heavy rains. The city of Zhengzhou, the provincial capital, has recorded the highest single day of rain in the past two days.

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A video was also shared by UN Climate Change in which cars were shown floating in water. Dramatic climate impacts continue around the world. Zhengzhou in China has received the highest daily rainfall since the season’s records began, which is the equivalent of 8 months of rain in a single day.


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