चीन में 1000 सालों में हुई ऐसी भयानक बारिश, वायरल वीडियोज में गाड़ियां बहीं, सड़कों पर बने गड्ढों में डूबते दिखे लोग

Such terrible rain in China in 1000 years, vehicles were swept away in viral videos, people were seen drowning in potholes on the roads

China’s central Henan province receives heaviest rain in 1,000 years

President Xi Jinping on Wednesday had to deploy the army to rescue people stuck in “subways”, hotels and public places in the wake of the heaviest rain in China’s central Henan province in 1,000 years. At least 13 people have died in rain and flood related incidents and more than one lakh people have been shifted to safer places. The situation triggered by heavy rains flooded public places and ‘subway tunnels’ in Zhengzhou, the provincial capital of 12.6 million. Meteorologists say that such havoc of rain is rarely seen.

(NDTV does not confirm this video)

Army has been engaged in rescue work

Xi ordered the deployment of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) and asked officials of all levels to ensure the safety of people as the flood situation in Zhengzhou city worsened, state-run Xinhua news agency reported. According to the news, the People’s Liberation Army Central Theater Command has immediately dispatched troops to the affected Henan province, where a dam is expected to collapse anytime if it is damaged by heavy rains.

China’s central Henan province receives heaviest rain in 1,000 years

The PLA, on its official account on social media platform Weibo, said a 20-metre-long crack has appeared in the dam in Henan province’s Yichuan province and it could collapse at any time. In a video shared on social media, passengers trapped in the ‘subway’ are seen scared as the water reaches their necks. It is not known whether they were removed from there or not. Some videos were also shared by the official media in which rescue teams are seen helping people trapped in the ‘subway’.

People’s vehicles fell, people drowned in potholes on the road

Videos have also surfaced of many vehicles getting washed away and people drowning in potholes on the road due to rain. Rain water entered the city’s ‘Line Five’ subway tunnel, trapping several passengers on a train. Henan’s Provincial Meteorological Department reported that the provincial capital Zhengzhou received an average of 457.5 mm of rain in 24 hours on Tuesday, according to a report by the state-run news agency ‘Xinhua’. This is the highest rainfall in a single day since meteorological records were kept.

Hong Kong’s ‘South China Morning Post’ said in a news that 13 people have died in flood-related accidents and more than one lakh people have been evacuated to safer places. According to the news, the traffic in the city came to a standstill due to water-logging at many places. More than 80 bus services had to be suspended, over 100 routes were diverted and ‘subway’ services have also been temporarily suspended.

It was told in the news that police officers, fire brigade personnel and other local sub-district personnel are engaged in rescue work on the spot. The water in the ‘subway’ is receding and passengers are safe for the time being. More than 160 trains were stopped at Zhengzhoudong Railway Station. 260 flights to and from Zhengzhou airport have been cancelled. At the same time, local railway officials have also stopped some trains or changed their timings.

There is no electricity, no food and water in many places.

Electricity and drinking water services were also suspended at some places in the city affected by the storm. Henan Provincial and Zhengzhou Municipal Bureau of Meteorology has raised the level of emergency response for meteorological disasters to one. Heavy rain is expected in Henan till Wednesday night.

Such rain has happened in 1000 years
According to the news of ‘Post’, meteorologists said that such heavy rains have happened in 1000 years. Due to this there is no electricity in the hospitals. Xinhua quoted President Xi as saying that the rains were making it difficult to deal with the flood situation. Huge amounts of water flooded Zhengzhou and other cities. The water is above the danger mark at some places and some dams have also been damaged. Train services have been suspended at some places and some flights have also been cancelled.

(This news has not been edited by NDTV team. It has been published directly from Syndicate feed.)

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