China Floods: Death toll reaches 33, thousands evacuated from Henan province

The death toll in central China's unprecedented flash floods has reached 33 with eight people missing. A day after the worst floods, officials raced to evacuate patients as hospitals were flooded by rainstorms, state-run Xinhua news agency reported on Thursday.

Updated On Jul 22, 2021 09:06 PM IST 11 Photos
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The torrential rain has affected about three million people in Henan province and a total of 376,000 local residents have been relocated to safe places, the provincial emergency management department said. (AP/PTI)

The torrential rain has affected about three million people in Henan province and a total of 376,000 local residents have been relocated to safe places, the provincial emergency management department said. (AP/PTI)

Updated on Jul 22, 2021 09:06 PM IST
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Rescuers in PPEs prepare for a searching operation in Gongyi city, near Zhengzhou, in central China's Henan province. (hoto by JADE GAO/AFP)

Rescuers in PPEs prepare for a searching operation in Gongyi city, near Zhengzhou, in central China's Henan province. (hoto by JADE GAO/AFP)

Updated on Jul 22, 2021 09:06 PM IST
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Chinese military personnel evacuate residents from a hospital where about 3,000 people were trapped. (AP)

Chinese military personnel evacuate residents from a hospital where about 3,000 people were trapped. (AP)

Updated on Jul 22, 2021 09:06 PM IST
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A woman and a boy cry to rescuers for help after being separated from their family members. (Photo by JADE GAO/AFP)

A woman and a boy cry to rescuers for help after being separated from their family members. (Photo by JADE GAO/AFP)

Updated on Jul 22, 2021 09:06 PM IST
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Residents of the storm-ravaged central Chinese city of Zhengzhou on July 22 were shovelling mud from their homes and hauling away wrecked cars and piles of destroyed belongings following floods in the city and surrounding areas.(Photo by JADE GAO/AFP)

Residents of the storm-ravaged central Chinese city of Zhengzhou on July 22 were shovelling mud from their homes and hauling away wrecked cars and piles of destroyed belongings following floods in the city and surrounding areas.(Photo by JADE GAO/AFP)

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Residents carry food and living necessities on a muddy street in Gongyi city as torrential rain lashed China's central province of Henan on July 21.(Photo by JADE GAO/AFP)

Residents carry food and living necessities on a muddy street in Gongyi city as torrential rain lashed China's central province of Henan on July 21.(Photo by JADE GAO/AFP)

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Damaged cars get stuck on a muddy road near Zhengzhou, in central China on July 22. (Photo by JADE GAO/AFP)

Damaged cars get stuck on a muddy road near Zhengzhou, in central China on July 22. (Photo by JADE GAO/AFP)

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Rescuers manage traffic on a muddy road after severe flooding and landslide in recent days have hit the county-level Gongyi city.(Photo by JADE GAO/AFP)

Rescuers manage traffic on a muddy road after severe flooding and landslide in recent days have hit the county-level Gongyi city.(Photo by JADE GAO/AFP)

Updated on Jul 22, 2021 09:06 PM IST
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Residents converse on a muddy street after severe flooding and landslide in Henan province. (Photo by JADE GAO/AFP)

Residents converse on a muddy street after severe flooding and landslide in Henan province. (Photo by JADE GAO/AFP)

Updated on Jul 22, 2021 09:06 PM IST
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People rest on top of sacks in an arcade after their houses gets damaged by flood water. (Photo by JADE GAO/AFP)

People rest on top of sacks in an arcade after their houses gets damaged by flood water. (Photo by JADE GAO/AFP)

Updated on Jul 22, 2021 09:06 PM IST
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Rainwater has damaged more than 215,200 hectares of crops, causing a direct economic loss of about 1.22 billion yuan (about USD 188.6 million), state-run Xinhua news agency reported. (Photo by JADE GAO/AFP)

Rainwater has damaged more than 215,200 hectares of crops, causing a direct economic loss of about 1.22 billion yuan (about USD 188.6 million), state-run Xinhua news agency reported. (Photo by JADE GAO/AFP)

Updated on Jul 22, 2021 09:06 PM IST
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