Middle East

Saudi Arabia expresses solidarity with China after Henan floods

Zaynab Khojji
Thu, 2021-07-22 19:53

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia expressed its solidarity with China following the heavy rains that have been pounding Henan province for almost a week and that have killed at least 33 people.
The Kingdom’s foreign ministry sent its sincere condolences to the families of the deceased and the Chinese government and people.
It wished a speedy recovery for the injured and hoped the missing would be found alive.
Heavy rain continues to fall on parts of Henan province of which Zhengzhou is the capital city.
A year’s worth of rain poured on the city in just three days, overwhelming drains and sending gushes of muddy water through streets, road tunnels and the subway system.
Streets have been turned into rivers and people are stranded in apartments, offices, hotels and homes.
In the worst incident in Zhengzhou, 12 people died on Tuesday night in flooded subway stations.
Tens of thousands of people are being evacuated from flood-hit regions in Henan province.
The storm front is now shifting to northeastern Henan, affecting cities including Hebi, Anyang and Xinxiang, state broadcaster CCTV reported.

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