According to information provided by Henan Provincial Emergency Management Department, as of press time, Henan’s heavy rainfall has caused 56 deaths and 5 missing , comprehensive rescue work is underway.
Since the 16th, Henan has suffered heavy rainfall, which has caused 7.579,000 people in 133 counties (cities, districts) and 1,306 towns in the province to be affected. 56 people have been killed and 5 missing. The province has evacuated 585,193 people. Emergency resettlement of 919,519 people, 208,033 people in need of emergency life assistance.
The Zhengzhou Jingguang Road Tunnel, which was submerged in the rainstorm, has attracted much attention. Hundreds of vehicles are piled up at the south exit of the tunnel. A rescue team is currently draining the tunnel, but there is still a lot of water in the tunnel. It is confirmed that some people were killed, and the specific number is still being verified.
In addition, due to continuous heavy rains, individual townships in Xingyang City, Zhengzhou have been severely affected, and some people are still out of contact. The specific number is unknown.
At present, post-disaster reconstruction work is on-going, and some roads beds with accumulated water risk collapsing due to long-term soaking.