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Record-breaking floods batter China’s iPhone city [drone videos]

After deadly floods upended life in Western Europe last week, now it’s China that is enduring the wrath of extreme weather. At least 33 people have died in what is being described as the “heaviest rainfall in a millennium” in central China’s Henan province. Drone videos show the extent of the devastation…

Torrential rains have been battering Henan, which is home to some 99 million people, since last weekend. According to weather and climate scientists, a year’s worth of rainfall has been dumped in China in just three days. With all flood defenses getting overwhelmed, entire neighborhoods have been submerged, passengers have been trapped in subway cars, and scores of houses and structures have been swallowed up by mudslides.

As a result, hundreds of thousands of people have been displaced. At least 100,000 people have been evacuated in Zhengzhou alone – an industrial and transport hub that produces more than half the world’s iPhones. Also in Zhengzhou, 12…

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Source: dronedj.com