25 die as roads, underground inundated in China flooding Jul 22, 2021 0 295 12345 DPABeijingAt 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.More than 1 million people were affected in the surrounding province of Henan, of which Zhengzhou is the capital.Saving lives was the “top priority,” Chinese President Xi Jinping was quoted as saying in the state media. Videos showed how some of the multi-lane roads in the metropolis of 9 million people turned into raging rivers. Cars floated in the floods. Water and electricity supplies were cut off in many places. Traffic was paralysed.The floodwaters inundated the underground system, where hundreds of people were trapped on trains and also in tunnels, as reported by state media. RELATED ARTICLES Fun and frolic at Katara Jul 22, 2021 0 4047 HIA becomes busiest airport in Middle East Jul 22, 2021 0 354 Amir allocates $100 mn to support Yemen food security Jul 22, 2021 0 492 e-Payment Gateway sees 451,931 transactions in Q2 Tribune News Network Doha A total of 451,931 transactions were made by government entities via e-Payment Gateway during second quarter (Q2) of 2021, according to statistics released by the Ministry of Transport and .. Amir condoles with Saudi king QNA Doha His Highness the Amir of State of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani sent a cable of condolences to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, on the death .. Amir greets king of Belgium QNA Doha His Highness the Amir of State of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani sent a cable of congratulations to HM King Philippe of the Kingdom Belgium, on the occasion of his country’s National Day. FM meets US senators QNA Doha Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs HE Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani met with Chairman of the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee Senator Robert Menendez, and Senators Tom .. QRCS initiates Eid clothing project in Yemen Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) initiated an Eid Clothing project in Amanat Al-Asimah, Yemen, for the benefit of 800 destitute families. At a total cost of $ 40,000, the charitable project is funded by the donations ..