CHINA / SOCIETY
Death toll from Henan flooding rises to 99, direct economic losses of $14 billion suffered
Published: Jul 29, 2021 04:56 PM
Rescuers help people to evacuate at the outpatient department of the Fuwai Central China Cardiovascular Hospital in Zhongmu County of Zhengzhou, central China's Henan Province, July 22, 2021.Photo:Xinhua

Rescuers help people to evacuate at the outpatient department of the Fuwai Central China Cardiovascular Hospital in Zhongmu County of Zhengzhou, central China's Henan Province, July 22, 2021.Photo:Xinhua



The death toll caused by floods in Central China's Henan Province rose to 99 as of Thursday noon, said the Henan government at a press conference on Thursday. 

Among the 99, 26 deaths were newly reported in Zhengzhou, capital city of Henan. 

More than 13,912,800 people in 150 counties, cities and districts in Henan have been affected by the rainstorms since July 16, according to statistics from the national natural disaster management system. 

More than 930,000 people in the province have undergone emergency relocation, with a total of 1,470,800 people relocated so far. Search efforts are still underway for missing people.

The affected area of crops in Henan is 1,048,500 hectares, with 527,000 hectares destroyed and 198,200 hectares seeing crop failure.

The natural disaster has resulted in direct economic losses of 90.981 billion yuan ($14 billion). 

A total of 18,000 houses collapsed and 46,400 houses were severely damaged in the disaster. 

Global Times 


blog comments powered by Disqus