Authorities say Wednesday that 12 people have been killed in a metro flood in central China’s Zhengzhou after a video was posted on social media. Pictures of passengers with water up to their necks In a wagon.
The city received “continuous rare and severe thunderstorms, causing water to accumulate in the Zhengzhou Metro,” city officials said, killing 12 people and injuring 5 others. In total, 500 passengers were rescued.
A dam on the edge of the ruin
Meanwhile, the Chinese military on Tuesday warned of the risk of a dam bursting at a center Pays. The People’s Liberation Army’s regional command said in a statement that a 20-meter breach had occurred today at the Yehton Dam in Luoyang, a city of about 7 million people in the Henan region. “The dam could lead to any time,” he warns. The military said it had sent troops to carry out emergency operations, including bombings and flood diversions.
National CCTV television showed city streets submerged in a large amount of mud as residents in knee-deep water pushed their vehicles through flooded arteries. Zhengzhou Meteorological Services cited the highest rainfall in a single day since records began 60 years ago.
More than 10,000 people have been detained in recent days, local authorities in Henan said Tuesday, which estimated the damage at several million euros the previous day.
Floods occur every summer in China due to seasonal rains. Last year, floods in the southwest of the country devastated roads and evacuated tens of thousands of residents.