What we know so far
The State Council announced on Monday that it had set up an investigative team to look into the Zhengzhou flood and evaluate the disaster-response process, to draw lessons from it and to punish those responsible.
Death toll from Henan floods climbs to 302 as of noon on Monday, with 50 still missing.
More than 14.53 million people in 150 county-level regions had been affected by downpours since July 16. Over 1.09 million hectares of crops were damaged, and over 30,600 houses had collapsed across the province.
18:29 2021-08-04
Traveling doctor runs to the rescue — twice
By Hu Dongmei | |

Zhang Quande, a doctor at People's Hosiptal in the Ningxia Hui autonomous region, saved two emergency patients during train trips in late July.

09:37 2021-08-03
China releases first batch of fertilizer to Henan
Xinhua |

The National Development and Reform Commission, China's top economic planner, has delivered the first batch of fertilizer to the rain-battered Henan province to ensure the need for post-disaster agricultural production.

07:35 2021-08-03
Measures needed to minimize risk

Ten days after floodwaters claimed the lives of six people in the Jingguang Expressway tunnel in downtown Zhengzhou, Henan province, traffic slowly resumed.

07:21 2021-08-03
Henan flooding death toll rises to 302
China Daily |

The death toll from torrential rains in Central China's Henan province has risen to 302 as of Monday noon, the information office of the provincial government said at a news briefing on Monday afternoon. Another 50 people remain missing, said the office.

09:25 2021-08-02
Strengthening protection for vulnerable groups in extreme weather
Xinhua |

After rainstorm-triggered floods ravaged Central China's Henan province recently, a 150-second video circulating online raised public concerns about the hardships of disadvantaged groups facing natural disasters.

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