Central China’ s Henan province swamped after heaviest … – MENAFN.COM

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  • Date: 07/21/2021
  • Source: MENAFN
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Central China’ s Henan province swamped after heaviest … – MENAFN.COM

(MENAFN - Gulf Times) * 12 die in flooded Zhengzhou subway line, more than 500 rescued * Henan hit by heavy rains since weekend; more rain forecast * Provincial capital Zhengzhou, dozen other cities flooded * 'Flood prevention efforts very difficult' - President Xi * Foxconn says 'no direct impact' on Zhengzhou iPhone assembly plant Large swathes of China's central Henan province were under water on Wednesday, with at least a dozen people dead in its capital Zhengzhou after the city was drenched by what weather watchers said was the heaviest rain in 1, 000 years. With more rain forecast across Henan for the next three days, the government of Zhengzhou, a city of over 12 million on the banks of the Yellow River, said 12 people were reported to have died in a flooded subway line, while more than 500 were pulled to safety. Video on social media on Tuesday showed commuters chest-deep in murky floodwaters on a train in the dark and an underground station turned into a large, churning pool. "The water reached my chest," a survivor wrote on social media. "I was really scared, but the most terrifying thing was not the water, but the diminishing