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Death toll continues to rise after floods in central China that displaced over 1.2 million people

SCMP, 22 Jul 2021
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At least 25 deaths caused by heavy rain and severe flooding in China’s central province of Henan had been confirmed as of July 21, 2021. The severe weather that started on July 17 is also blamed for displacing at least 1.2 million people in the province, where more rain is expected to fall in the next few days, according to the Henan Meteorological Department. Clean-up and relief efforts are under way, focused on the city of Zhengzhou. The provincial capital located near mountains and the flood-prone Yellow River, is one of the worst-hit areas.

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