Questions raised in China about early warnings on Henan flooding

A man holding a baby wades through a flooded road following heavy rainfall in Zhengzhou, Henan province, on July 22, 2021. PHOTO: REUTERS
Cars sitting in flood waters following heavy rain in Zhengzhou in China's central Henan province yesterday. The rainy season has hit the country hard, with Henan province recording the highest rainfall to date. Over 200mm of rain fell in one hour in
Cars sitting in flood waters following heavy rain in Zhengzhou in China’s central Henan province on July 22, 2021. PHOTOS: AFP
Cars sitting in flood waters following heavy rain in Zhengzhou in China's central Henan province yesterday. The rainy season has hit the country hard, with Henan province recording the highest rainfall to date. Over 200mm of rain fell in one hour in
A damaged bridge seen on Wednesday after heavy rain caused severe flooding in Gongyi in Henan province. PHOTO: AFP
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BEIJING - Questions are being raised online in China on whether sufficient warnings were issued ahead of the deadly flooding in Henan that has left 33 people dead so far.

Another eight people were missing and nearly 400,000 people relocated following heavy rain from last Saturday (July 17).

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