Cleanup begins in flood-ravaged Chinese city of Zhengzhou

Cleanup begins in flood-ravaged Chinese city of Zhengzhou

Cleanup begins in flood-ravaged Chinese city of Zhengzhou Rain still pounding parts of Henan province, 8 people remain missing Residents of the storm-ravaged central Chinese city of Zhengzhou on Thursday were shovelling mud from their homes and hauling away wrecked cars and piles of destroyed belongings following floods that killed at least 33 people in the city and surrounding areas. Rains continued to pound parts of Henan province of which Zhengzhou is the capital city. Streets have been turned into rivers and people were stranded in apartments, offices, hotels and rural homes in dozens of cities and towns. In the worst incident in Zhengzhou, 12 people died Tuesday night in the subway system when it was inundated with floodwaters. Another eight people remain missing in the floods, the official Xinhua News Agency reported. The storm front is now shifting to northeastern Henan, affecting cities including Hebi, Anyang and Xinxiang, according to state broadcaster CCTV. Xinxiang saw its heaviest rainfall in recorded history, with more than 250 millimetres in the 19 hours between Wednesday night and Thursday afternoon, according to the …
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