Flood devastation in China: 18 inches of rain fell in 24 hours, 12 people died and 2 lakh were evacuated to safe places

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Heavy rains have caused floods in the Chinese state of Henan, in which 12 people have lost their lives. Around 2 lakh people have been shifted to a safe place. The city of Zhengzhou received a record 457.5 millimeters (18 inches) of rain in the 24 hours until 5 p.m. Tuesday. Due to heavy rains, power went out in many parts of the city. Roads are submerged in water. The city is the largest production base for Apple iPhones in the world.

More than 160 trains were stopped at Zhengzhou Railway Station. 260 flights to and from the city had to be canceled at the airport here. The services of more than 80 buses were canceled due to the floods. More than 100 buses were diverted. Subway services were also temporarily suspended.

The city of Zhengzhou received a record 457.5 millimeters (18 inches) of rain in the 24 hours until 5 p.m. Tuesday.  Due to heavy rains, power went out in many parts of the city.

The city of Zhengzhou received a record 457.5 millimeters (18 inches) of rain in the 24 hours until 5 p.m. Tuesday. Due to heavy rains, power went out in many parts of the city.

Several passengers trapped in the train after water entered the subway tunnel
Rainwater ran into the city’s Line Five subway tunnel, trapping several passengers on a train. Police officials, fire brigade personnel and other local sub-district personnel are engaged in rescue work on the spot. The water on the subway is receding and the passengers are safe.

Rainwater ran into the city's  Line Five subway tunnel, trapping several passengers on a train.
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Rainwater ran into the city’s Line Five subway tunnel, trapping several passengers on a train.

Food supply interrupted due to flood
Henan factory can make 5 lakh iPhones a day. Locals call it iPhone City. The company is monitoring the situation. Henan is also the second largest food supplier city in China. In such a situation, food supply has also been interrupted. About a quarter of the country’s wheat crop is grown here. Also it is a big center of frozen food production. Coal and metals are also supplied from here.

The services of more than 80 buses were canceled due to the floods.  More than 100 buses were diverted.  Subway services were also temporarily suspended.

The services of more than 80 buses were canceled due to the floods. More than 100 buses were diverted. Subway services were also temporarily suspended.

President Xi Jinping described the floods as very serious
Chinese President Xi Jinping has described the floods as very serious. State media quoted Xi as saying that some dams had broken dams. People have been injured. There has been damage to life and property. The floods have made the situation serious. He has asked the officials to speed up the relief and rescue work.

People are facing lot of problems due to floods.  Several roads in the city have been completely submerged in water.

People are facing lot of problems due to floods. Several roads in the city have been completely submerged in water.

Had to spend the night sleeping on sofa in restaurant: Flood victims
Restaurant manager Wang Guirong, 56, said that he had to spend the night sleeping on the sofa in the restaurant as there was no electricity supply in his house. Due to floods we are facing a lot of problems. State Grid Zhengzhou Power Supply Company said the downtown substation had to be closed because of the rain.

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