Deadly Flooding Traps Vehicles in China's Henan Province

Deadly flooding submerged streets and vehicles across the Chinese province of Henan, footage from Wednesday, July 21, shows.

At least 33 people were killed and eight others were reported missing as of Thursday after record flooding inundated China’s Henan province, local media reported.

Thousands of patients and employees were evacuated from a hospital in Zhengzhou as more than 17,000 firefighters have been dispatched for rescue operations across Henan, according to local news reports.

On July 23, Henan Meteorological Bureau said 133 weather stations had reported accumulated rainfall exceeding 50 millimeters (about two inches), including 39 stations that recorded more than 100 millimeters (about four inches).

This video released by Henan Police College shows officers assisting a driver whose vehicle was trapped in floodwaters. Credit: Henan Police College via Storyful

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