China Floods Reap More Than 300 Lives
More than 300 people have died in floods in central China, according to Chinese authorities.
The Henan provincial government in China declared that 302 people have died and 50 are missing due to recent flooding in China. The earlier death toll that was announced was only a third of this, at 99.
Heavy rains have been pouring down on Henan Province for more than three weeks now, destroying crops and infrastructure.
The record rainfall poured down on the city of Zhengzhou, flooding parts of the subway line, with people trapped in the subway cars asking for help as the water levels rose. Fourteen people died in the subway flooding.
Authorities in the Province have said that 189 people were killed by floods and mudslides, 54 in house collapses, and 39 in underground areas. They also said that about 625,000 acres of crops were destroyed, and losses were estimated at about $14 billion.