Sourced from the net by Glen S. Ramos
ZHENGZHOU, China — A total of 25 people were reported to have died in China’s flood-stricken central province of Henan, where a dozen of them allegedly found in a subway train here.
More than 100,000 people were evacuated in Zhengzhou, one of China’s industrial and transport hub. Subway trains and road links were entirely submerged in floodwaters and dams and reservoirs swelled to alarming levels.
The Zhengzhou weather bureau said that more rain is expected across Henan for the next three days.
President Xi Jinping during his interview with BBC said on Wednesday said that more than a dozen cities are now affected by flood and there has been “significant loss of life and damage to property”.
“The People’s Liberation Army and personnel were already in the province to provide support for search and rescue,” he added.
Social media images taken by various residents showed train commuters immersed in chest-deep waters in the dark and one station reduced to a large brown pool. read more
The torrential rains have struck the province over the weekend while widespread collapse of homes and structures because of the rains followed. (ai/mtvn)