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Heavy rains followed by flood hits more Chinese cities

2021 Jul 22, 12:15, Zhengzhou
A regional train sits in the flood waters at the local station in Kordel, Germany, Thursday July 15, 2021 after it was flooded by the high waters of the Kyll river. Photo: AP via RSS

More cities in China's Henan Province have been hit with torrential rains that have left 33 dead and eight missings.

At 11 a.m. Thursday, Henan's provincial meteorological observatory reissued a top-level red alert for heavy rains in the cities of Anyang, Hebi, Xinxiang, and Jiaozuo.

The accumulated precipitation in certain areas of the four cities has exceeded 50 mm and will exceed 100 mm in the next three hours.

As of 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, over 470,000 people have been affected by flooding in Xinxiang alone.

The meteorological observatory in Hebei Province has also recorded torrential rains, renewing a red alert at 9:29 a.m. Thursday as heavy downpours continued to lash the cities of Handan, Xingtai, and Shijiazhuang.

The accumulated rainfall in parts of the three cities was estimated to be as high as 350 mm at noon on Thursday.

Over the past few days, record rainfalls in Henan have caused extensive waterlogging, with approximately 3 million people affected.


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