China: commuters die in flooded train tunnel
The number of people officially confirmed dead from the flooding across China’s Henan province has risen to 25. Many died after being trapped by rising floodwater on subway trains in the provincial capital, Zhengzhou. What could have contributed to such a massive rainfall?
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(Photo: An aerial view shows a flooded road section following heavy rainfall in Zhengzhou, Henan province. Credit: China Daily via Reuters)