Passengers trapped inside submerged subway as deadly floods sweep central China

At least 12 people have been confirmed dead in Zhengzhou, the provincial capital, where more than 20 centimeters (7.8 inches) of rain fell in one hour on Tuesday, according to China’s meteorological observatory. All of the bodies recovered were taken from the city’s subway system, said provincial authorities. More than 100,000 people have been evacuated … Read more

China blasts dam to divert floods that killed at least 25

China’s military has blasted a dam to release floodwaters threatening one of its most heavily populated provinces, as the death toll in widespread flooding rose to at least 25. The dam operation was carried out late Tuesday night in the city of Luoyang, just as severe flooding overwhelmed the Henan provincial capital of Zhengzhou, trapping … Read more

Foxconn says critical iPhone factory hasn’t been hit by massive floods in China

Vehicles are stranded in floodwater near Zhengzhou Railway Station on July 20, 2021 in Zhengzhou, Henan Province of China. Zhu Zhe | Visual China Group | Getty Images GUANGZHOU, China — Taiwan electronics manufacturer Foxconn said Wednesday that its factory in Zhengzhou — known as the world’s largest iPhone assembly plant — has not been impacted by … Read more