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Death toll from floods in China’s Henan province rises to 302

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Beijing, ChinaReuters The death toll from last month’s floods in the central Chinese province of Henan rose to 302 as of Monday, officials said, triple the figure of 99 that was reported last week, with most of the fatalities reported in the provincial capital Zhengzhou. In Zhengzhou, a city of 12 million that lies along […]

Many migrant workers stranded in Chinese cities hit by floods

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Zhengzhou, ChinaReuters For many migrant workers caught up in severe flooding in the central Chinese city of Zhengzhou, crossing town to stay with relatives in less affected areas or returning to their homes in the countryside are not posssible. They must stay put, tied to livelihoods in inundated parts of the city and living too […]

Tens of thousands evacuated as China storms spread northwards

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Beijing, ChinaReuters Tens of thousands of people were being evacuated from flood-hit regions of central China on Thursday as officials raised the death toll from heavy rains that have deluged Henan province for almost a week to 33 people.  More cities were inundated and crops destroyed as the severe weather spread northwards, with the official […]

Central Chinese province swamped after heaviest rain in 1,000 years

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Beijing, ChinaReuters Large swathes of China’s central Henan province were under water on Wednesday, with its capital Zhengzhou hardest-hit after being drenched by what weather watchers said was the heaviest rain in 1,000 years.  In Zhengzhou, a city of over 12 million on the banks of the Yellow River, 12 people died in a flooded […]