Beijing. At least 12 people have died in flood-related incidents in China 's central Henan province and nearly 100,000 have been evacuated. Henan's Provincial Meteorological Department said that the provincial capital Zhengzhou received a record 201.9 mm of rain between 4 and 5 pm on Tuesday, state-run Xinhua news agency reported. On Tuesday, Zhengzhou city center received an average of 457.5 mm of rain in 24 hours. This is the highest rainfall in a single day since meteorological records were kept. It was told in the news that 12 people have died in flood-related accidents and about one lakh people have been shifted to safer places.
According to reports, traffic in the city came to a standstill due to water logging at many places. More than 80 bus services had to be suspended, more than 100 were diverted and 'subway' services have also been temporarily suspended. Rain water entered the city's 'Line Five' subway tunnel, trapping several passengers on a train. Police officials, fire brigade personnel and other local sub-district personnel are engaged in rescue work on the spot, the news said. The water in the 'subway' is receding and passengers are safe for the time being. More than 160 trains were stopped at Zhengzhoudong Railway Station. 260 flights to and from the city have been canceled at Zhengzhou airport. there, Local railway officials have also stopped or rescheduled some trains. Electricity and drinking water services were also suspended at some places in the city affected by the storm. Henan Provincial and Zhengzhou Municipal Bureau of Meteorology has raised the level of emergency response for meteorological disasters to one. Heavy rain is expected in Henan till Wednesday night.