Flooding was precipitated by record rainstorms that swept through the province in the past several days, with Zhengzhou being the hardest hit. Power shortages and road collapses were also caused by the harsh weather.
The death toll from heavy rains that caused flooding in central China’s Henan province has risen to 33 people, with eight more missing, the local emergency services department said on Thursday.
Earlier the state media reported 25 people dead and seven missing.
More than 3 million people remain in the disaster-hit area, some 256,000 people have been displaced, the authorities added.
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