A few days ago, visuals of floods in Germany and the Netherlands that wiped out entire villages shook the world. And now, visuals of rampant destruction in China have gone viral after it experienced record-breaking rainfall that led to devastating floods.
According to NDTV, the visuals are from the city of Zhengzhou. Approximately 200,000 people were evacuated from the city and at least 25 people have died after torrential rains caused landslides and flooding.
According to The Indian Express, China’s central Henan province witnessed its heaviest rainfall for the first time in 1,000 years. A total of 1.24 million people have been affected by the floods. Subways, streets, hotels, buildings, etc. have been waterlogged. Transportation has come to a halt.
Terrifying visuals of severely flooded streets, floating cars, etc. have gone viral. Have a look:
Affected by this year's sixth typhoon In-fa, Henan Province in the central China suffered a historic heavy rain. The provincial capital Zhengzhou City has recorded the highest single-day rainfall in the past two days. pic.twitter.com/zhfjs7ylXo
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URGENT: People swallowed by sinkhole in China Floods – Henan pic.twitter.com/SQbv0xfH2M
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How terrible is the rainfall in #China? In the past few days, #Germany encountered the largest rainstorm recorded in 75 years. Cologne has 154 mm of rainfall in 24 hours (note: it is 24 hours!), while the rainfall in Zhengzhou today is 200 mm in 1 hour! Disaster-level #floods! pic.twitter.com/KSxcxy2vT7
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VIDEO: Drone images show a pile of vehicles swept away by floods, blocking a highway in central China's Zhengzhou pic.twitter.com/XXmY9vrj2K
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2/3: A woman rescued in flood waters in Zhengzhou, Henan (video from WeChat). pic.twitter.com/6fOblgl5OL
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Floods in central China killed at least 25 people after a year's worth of rain fell in 3 days.
At least 12 were killed in a flooded subway in Henan's capital: "The water reached my chest." Scientists say summer flooding and extreme weather is worsening due to the climate crisis. pic.twitter.com/jP2rjvht62
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Dozens of dams in China hit danger levels because of record rains. Experts say dams and city growth have made flood impact worse by cutting connections between rivers and lakes.
Rains caused a 65-foot breach in a dam near Luoyang, with warnings it “could collapse at any time.” pic.twitter.com/SBQNLNSQau
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Praying for the people in the affected areas!