Rescuers transfer people trapped by floodwaters in Xinxiang, Henan province, on July 23, 2021. (PHOTO / CHINADAILY.COM.CN)
ZHENGZHOU – The death toll from torrential rain in central China's Henan province has risen to 73 as of Wednesday noon, said the provincial emergency management department.
A total of 1.47 million people have been relocated due to rain-triggered flooding
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As of Wednesday noon, more than 13.6 million people in 150 county-level regions have been affected by the latest round of downpours since July 16. Over 1.02 million hectares of crops were damaged, and about 784,200 houses have collapsed or sustained damages across the province, official data showed.
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A total of 1.47 million people have been relocated due to rain-triggered flooding.
Disaster relief and reconstruction efforts are underway across the province.