‘The whole town was submerged’: central China prepares for more flooding

In central China, Xinxiang resident Yuehai was out buying food on Wednesday afternoon when the sky opened up.The water started pooling around her ankles as she raced home. “It seemed that if it kept raining like that, I’d have to swim back,” she said.Yuehai, who only wanted to be identified by her first name, made it home safely. But other friends in the city in Henan province, 70km north of the capital Zhengzhou, were not so lucky – one became trapped in rising floodwater later that night…


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