33 dead and eight missing from Henan flood disaster

China | 22 Jul 2021 12:30 pm

Torrential rain and widespread flooding including in public transit has  affected about 3 million people in central Henan province, with 33 reported dead and eight still missing as of 4:00 a.m. Thursday, local authorities said.

A total of 376,000 local residents have been relocated to safe places, said the provincial emergency management department, state media Xinhua said.

Rainwater has damaged more than 215,200 hectares of crop, causing a direct economic loss of about 1.22 billion yuan. 



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