Death toll rises to over 300 in recent floods in China

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Chinese authorities have announced a sharp rise in the death toll following recent floods.

The Henan provincial government said Monday that 302 people have died and 50 are still missing.

The vast majority of the victims were in Zhengzhou, the provincial capital, where 292 dead and 47 are missing.

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A man pushes a scooter through floodwaters in Xinxiang, central China's Henan Province, Monday, July 26, 2021. (AP Photo / Dake Kang, File)
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A man pushes a scooter through floodwaters in Xinxiang, central China’s Henan Province, Monday, July 26, 2021. (AP Photo / Dake Kang, File)

Ten more people have died in three other cities, officials said at a press conference.

Record-breaking rainfall flooded Zhengzhou on July 20, turning the streets into rushing rivers and inundating the metro system.

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A video posted online showed people trapped in subway cars as the waters rose.

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Fourteen people died in the flooding of the metro.

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