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Dramatic videos show deadly flooding in China

Dramatic videos posted on social media captured people trapped in subways and cars floating in the streets as floods devastated China’s Henan Province.

After heavy rains flooded central China’s Zhengzhou city on Tuesday, at least one about ten people died, according to the Associated Press.

Videos showed people standing in chest-high water inside the subway.

Other images captured cars floating in the street, carried by muddy waters.

People were filmed rescuing other residents trapped by the torrential floods.

More than 100,000 people were evacuated throughout the region, according to state-affiliated media CGTN.

Zhengzhou local government said the “The flood control situation is grim” and that the disaster risk was “extremely high” in a statement posted on its website, according to NBC News.

This was just the latest of a number of natural disasters around the world in recent weeks that illustrate the deadly consequences of climate change: floods in Germany last week killed more than 140 people, hundreds died after heat wave covered the Pacific Northwest earlier this month, and the Bootleg a forest fire is currently burning in Oregon is so large that it creates its own dramatic weather conditions.


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