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China floods: Rail stations, roads submerged; a dam 'could collapse any time'

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 21 July 2021, 6:21 IST
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Thousands have been evacuated after severe flooding in parts of central China. Stations and roads in the area have submerged due to floods caused by torrential rain.

More than 10,000 people in Henan province have been evacuated to shelters following the record rainfall.


At least 12 people have died in the city of Zhengzhou since the flooding began, authorities there confirmed, reports BBC.

More than a dozen cities have been affected with main roads forced to close and flights cancelled.

A major breach in a dam, army issues warning
A dam in Henan province has suffered severe damage and could collapse any time. According to report a 20-metre breach has developed in the dam in Luoyang city.

There are also fears that a dam in Henan province could collapse after it was damaged by the recent storms.

Media reports say soldiers have been deployed to the area. Army has warned it could "collapse at any time".

The amount of rain received over the last three days in Zhengzhou is equivalent to what is usually receive in an entire year.

 

First published: 21 July 2021, 6:21 IST
 
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