At Least 20 Killed Amid Rare Torrential Rain, Flooding in Central China

At least 20 people have been killed and more than 100,000 people have been forced to evacuate amid three consecutive days of extreme rainfall that has caused severe flooding in central China’s Henan province, according to reports. A Chinese state media outlet reported in the early hours of Wednesday that 12 people have been killed. Radio Free China reported on its official Chinese Twitter account that the death tolls stands at at least 20. Since Monday, the extreme rainfall has caused massive traffic mayhem, as well as flight and high-speed rail line suspensions or delays, per local reports. According to the reports, an unknown number of subway riders and residents have drowned or have been carried away by the strong currents, and cars have also been washed off the streets. In Zhengzhou city, the capital of Henan on the banks of the Yellow River with a population of over 12 million people, a …

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