At least 33 people have died in the ‘heaviest rainfall in a millennium’ in central China. The torrential floods paralysed several cities, causing millions of pounds in damage. Vast swathes of Zhengzhou city are under several feet of water. Cars float down streets and 200,000 people fled flooding in Henan province, home to China’s agricultural industry. The subway flooded, trapping passengers inside carriages as water levels rose. Platforms were submerged and commuters clung to railings to keep their heads above the fast-flowing deluge as air was running out. Train services across the province have been suspended, highways remain closed, and flights cancelled. At least two dams in Inner Mongolia have collapsed. Other dams that enclose China’s reservoirs are threatening to fail. Rescue workers are evacuating residents from Hefei, and a hospital with 7,000+ beds lost power, with staff racing to relocate hundreds of critically ill patients. More rain is expected in the coming days.
China floods: 'worst rain for 1,000 years'Written by David Fletcher 23 Jul 2021
- Pray: for the rescue workers, for farmers who have lost crops, for food and water for those stranded in offices, schools and public buildings, and for individuals mourning the lost. (Psalm 34:18)
- More: www.telegraph.co.uk/world-news/2021/07/21/china-floods-thousands-evacuated-12-die-worst-rain-1000-years/