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Update – 25 dead in China floods

At least 25 people were killed as torrential rain lashed China’s central province of Henan, causing landslides and flooding that partially submerged the underground rail system of Zhengzhou.

About 200,000 residents were evacuated as of Wednesday as soldiers led rescue efforts in Zhengzhou – a city of more than 10 million people – where days of rain have inundated the streets and subway, local government officials said.
Images shared on social media on Tuesday showed passengers up to their necks in water and clinging to the handrails inside a carriage on Zhengzhou’s subway. Other passengers filmed videos of the water rising in the tunnels outside the carriage windows.

The provincial capital had “experienced a series of rare and heavy rainstorms, causing water to accumulate in Zhengzhou metro”, city officials said in a Weibo post on Wednesday.

At least twelve people were killed in the Metro, five more were injured and more than 500 were rescued, officials said.

In other news -Video: DJ Lamiez caught up in a heated debate with The Funny Chef

Pretoria-based Comedian and Chef, The Funny Chef recently went live on Instagram and Lamiez Holworthy joined the show. The comedienne said that Lamiez was using her dog as an accessory and was putting pressure on everyone else to get themselves a dog and Khuli Chana’s wife didn’t take what she said about her that well.

DJ Lamiez Holworthy

“I’ve never said that you are using a dog as an accessory. You are taking the words out of my mouth. Learn more

Source: BBC News