Beijing, PRC (Weltexpress). Flooding was precipitated by record rainstorms that swept through the province Henan, People’s Republic of Chin (PRC), in the past several days, with Zhengzhou being the hardest hit. Power shortages and road collapses were also caused by the harsh weather.
The death toll from heavy rains that caused flooding in central China’s Henan province has risen to 33 people, with eight more missing, the local emergency services department said on Thursday.
More than 3 million people remain in 103 communities in the disaster-hit area, some 256,000 people have been displaced, the authorities added. The area of agricultural land affected by the disaster is estimated at about 215,000 hectares, with direct economic damage estimated at 1.22 billion yuan.