Insane video from China as parts of the country flooded after dams collasped due to torrential rain.
VIDEOKINGS — Parts of China have been hit by “the heaviest rain in 1,000 years” – with footage showing underground train carriages filling with water.
More than 20cm of rain fell on the city of Zhengzhou, Henan province, in a single hour on Tuesday. In the recent European floods, the worst-hit areas of Germany saw 18.2cm over three days.
At least 12 people died in the floods and 100,000 were forced to flee their homes, according to China’s state news agency Xinhua.
Pictures and video from the region showed torrents of water flowing down streets, with rescuers working to evacuate people who had become trapped.
Power was cut to some parts of the city, trains were suspended, roads were closed and flights were delayed.
Posts on social media showed commuters trapped in waist-deep floodwater on a subway train.