Number of casualties tripled after Henan floods

The official death toll of the flooding in central China’s Henan province has tripled. The provincial government raised the death toll numbers to 302 people on Monday, with 50 others still missing. The city of Zhengzhou, which has seen heavy flooding such as filled subway shafts after heavy rains, is mourning the numerous deaths. Most victims, however, died as a result of landslides or inside collapsed houses. Ten deaths have been reported from other cities in the province.

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