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China's rain-ravaged Henan activates highest level emergency response
Published: Jul 21, 2021 11:29 AM
Traffic police repair road facilities in Zhengzhou, capital of central China's Henan Province, July 20, 2021.(Photo: Xinhua)

Traffic police repair road facilities in Zhengzhou, capital of central China's Henan Province, July 20, 2021.(Photo: Xinhua)


 
Staff members drain water at a waterlogged area in Wuzhi County, central China's Henan Province, July 20, 2021.(Photo: Xinhua)

Staff members drain water at a waterlogged area in Wuzhi County, central China's Henan Province, July 20, 2021.(Photo: Xinhua)


 
Policemen direct traffic at a waterlogged area in Wuzhi County, central China's Henan Province, July 20, 2021.(Photo: Xinhua)

Policemen direct traffic at a waterlogged area in Wuzhi County, central China's Henan Province, July 20, 2021.(Photo: Xinhua)


 
Flood-control workers prepare to patrol Danhe River in Chenzhuang Village, Motou Township, Bo'ai County of Jiaozuo, central China's Henan Province, July 20, 2021.(Photo: Xinhua)

Flood-control workers prepare to patrol Danhe River in Chenzhuang Village, Motou Township, Bo'ai County of Jiaozuo, central China's Henan Province, July 20, 2021.(Photo: 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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