Floods in Henan: Death toll rises to 69, 5 missing
Updated 20:56, 26-Jul-2021

The death toll from torrential rains in central China's Henan Province has risen to 69 as of Monday noon, with five people missing, local authorities said.

Local authorities said that six bodies were found after a five-day search operation in the Jingguang Road tunnel in the provincial capital Zhengzhou. A total of 247 vehicles were pulled out from the tunnel.

In order to reduce the risk of secondary disasters, the tunnel was closed and the authorities will decide its reopening after safety assessment and maintenance. 

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