Deadly flooding hits central China, affecting tens of millions

Torrential rainfall and burst rivers swamp Henan towns, killing 12 in Zhengzhou and trapping province citizens

Strangely heavy rains and large flooding have hit China’s Henan province, bursting the banks of rivers, overwhelming dams and the general public shipping machine and upending the lives of tens of tens of millions.

Twelve other folks were killed within the provincial capital, Zhengzhou, the place greater than 20cm (7.8in) of rain fell in a single hour on Tuesday. About 100,000 other folks were moved to shelters, state media Xinhua reported on Wednesday, bringing up native govt. The rainfall close the town’s subway machine, leaving passengers trapped in waist-high water.

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