China's rain-ravaged Henan activates highest level emergency response

2021-07-21 02:05:53 GMT2021-07-21 10:05:53(Beijing Time) Xinhua English
Traffic police repair road facilities in Zhengzhou, capital of central China's Henan Province, July 20, 2021. (Xinhua/Zhu Xiang) Traffic police repair road facilities in Zhengzhou, capital of central China's Henan Province, July 20, 2021. (Xinhua/Zhu Xiang)
Staff members drain water at a waterlogged area in Wuzhi County, central China's Henan Province, July 20, 2021. (Photo by Feng Xiaomin/Xinhua) Staff members drain water at a waterlogged area in Wuzhi County, central China's Henan Province, July 20, 2021. (Photo by Feng Xiaomin/Xinhua)
Policemen direct traffic at a waterlogged area in Wuzhi County, central China's Henan Province, July 20, 2021. (Photo by Feng Xiaomin/Xinhua) Policemen direct traffic at a waterlogged area in Wuzhi County, central China's Henan Province, July 20, 2021. (Photo by Feng Xiaomin/Xinhua)
Policemen direct traffic at a waterlogged area in Jiaozuo, central China's Henan Province, July 20, 2021. (Xinhua/Li Jianan) Policemen direct traffic at a waterlogged area in Jiaozuo, central China's Henan Province, July 20, 2021. (Xinhua/Li Jianan)

ZHENGZHOU, July 21 (Xinhua) -- Central China's Henan Province on Wednesday initiated the highest level emergency response to floods, as rain-triggered disasters have caused 12 deaths.

The Henan provincial flood control and drought relief headquarters activated the Level I emergency response at 3 a.m.

A total of 12 people have been killed in the torrential rains in the downtown area of Zhengzhou, the provincial capital. About 100,000 flood-affected people have been relocated to safe places so far.

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