The Hindu thehindu.com 22 Jul, 2021 04:15 am

Watch: Hundreds rescued from China’s flooded subway as rains continue

Watch: Hundreds rescued from China’s flooded subway as rains continue
Media images showed commuters immersed in chest-deep waters in lightless cabins.

The provincial weather bureau told state media it had issued a report warning of the coming torrential rains two days in advance.Since Monday evening, meteorological departments from the provincial down to the county level have sent out 120 million text messages to mobile phone users warning them of the storms,the Henan weather bureau said.| Photo Credit: AFP The Chinese government ordered local authorities immediately improve urban transit flood controls and emergency responses on Thursday after a dozen people were killed in a submerged subway amid torrential rains that continue to lash central China.p p International Watch: Hundreds rescued from China’s flooded subway as rains continue A car sits in floodwaters following heavy rains, in Zhengzhou in China's central Henan province on July 22, 2021.

Some 25 people have died in central Henan province, including the 12 trapped in the subway, where rains were persisting for a sixth day and spreading north to neighbouring Hebei province.The Ministry of Transport said local authorities must immediately re-examine and rectify all hidden risks on rail transit.

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