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

CHINA

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

Xinhua

10:50, July 21, 2021

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.

Street view of Zhengzhou, capital of central China's Henan Province, July 20, 2021. (Photo: CFP)

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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