- There are fears that the dam in Luoyang, a city of about 7 million people, could “collapse at any moment”.
- At least 12 people have officially died, but recordings on social media show there may be more. People write about the “end of the world”
- In the videos posted, you can see the cars just swimming. Only surfaces protrude above the surface of the water
- The people of Zhengzhou tried to save the lives of many prisoners under harsh conditions.
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On Monday in the northwestern Inner Mongolia region chin Chinese authorities said two dams collapsed after the rain.
Dams collapsed in the city of Hulun Boyer on Sunday afternoon. The Ministry of Water Resources said that reservoirs with a total capacity of 46 million cubic meters have been established. The locals were evacuated.
Now, even more extreme images from China are appearing on the web. Heavy rain fell in Henan Province, of which Zhengzhou is the capital. It is a region of about 100 million people. The precipitation rate is the highest so far. On Tuesday, up to 450 mm of water per square meter fell in this place, including 200 mm in one hour. Local media had already reported that rainfall was “once every thousand years”.
There are also fears that the dam in Henan Province may collapse after it was destroyed by recent storms. A 20-meter breach occurred in the dam in Luoyang City, which has a population of about 7 million. Troops were deployed in the area and the army warned that they could “collapse at any moment”.
So far, more than 144,000 have been affected by the disaster. 10 thousand people. They were evacuated. At least 12 people have officially died, but recordings on social media show there may be more. People write about the “end of the world”.
In the videos posted, you can see the cars just swimming. Only the surfaces protrude above the surface of the water. Traffic in Zhengzhou District has been paralyzed.
Under extreme conditions, people tried to save the lives of many prisoners, for example in trains and tunnels.
Subway passengers rowed up to chest height in murky waters. There is not enough air, said the people trapped in the carriages. It is not yet known how many – if any – people are still trapped, but hundreds have been rescued so far, the BBC reports.
Rushing currents flowed through metro stations. People saved themselves by also escaping through underground railway tunnels. Its operation has been suspended throughout the city. Zhengzhou airport canceled hundreds of flights.
One of the city’s subway stations also collapsed. Water flowed into the ground through a huge hole in the road.
The temple was closed on Tuesday due to rain Shaolin in Dengfeng city. There, too, an aluminum alloy foundry exploded after water flowed from a river nearby.
Heavy rain is expected to continue in the area for at least 24 hours.
Heavy rain in Europe
Heavy rains have also had tragic consequences in other parts of the world. violent this week flood swept Belgium And large areas of the Netherlands, Luxembourg and western Germany.
Residents of North Rhine-Westphalia and Rhineland-Palatinate have been suffering the tragic effects of floods for several days. As a result, nearly 160 people died in Germany, 670 people were injured, and this balance is not final. Nearly 30 people were killed in Belgium.
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Source: PAP, Reuters, BBC