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

Rescuers help evacuate stranded people at the entry to an expressway in flood-hit Zhengzhou, central China’s Henan province, July 23, 2021. (PHOTO / XINHUA)

ZHENGZHOU – The death toll from torrential rains in central China’s Henan province has risen to 302 as of Monday noon, the information office of the provincial government told a press briefing on Monday afternoon.

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Another 50 people remain missing, said the office.

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A total of 292 people were confirmed dead and 47 missing in Zhengzhou City, the provincial capital, seven people dead and three missing in Xinxiang City, while the city of Pingdingshan and Luohe reported two and one death, respectively.