Chinese floods trapped train passengers for nearly 50 hours


Delivered emergency supplies to more than 700 train passengers in central China China After Wednesday Historic flood Let them stay at the station for nearly 50 hours.

According to local government data, at least 25 people have been confirmed dead in Zhengzhou, a city with a population of more than 10 million in Henan Province, and 7 people are still missing because parts of the country continue to experience record rainfall since the weekend.

A statement from the China Railway Zhengzhou Group stated that the K226/7 train was stranded in the west of Zhengzhou city center starting from 5 pm local time on Monday, about 30 minutes after driving to Lanzhou in northwestern Gansu Province.

It was forced to stop because The entire city’s transportation network is paralyzed The flood flooded the road and entered the subway tunnel.

The railway operator said it received an emergency report that at 9 am on Tuesday morning, the passengers on the train (according to local media reports, about 735 people) lacked food and water. It prepared two batches of emergency supplies, the first of which was delivered to a station 6 miles from the city center after five hours.

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According to a notice posted on its official social media account, after the store opened on Wednesday morning, additional supplies were purchased from local businesses. The picture seems to show that the local police are collecting more donations from residents.

The second shipment, including approximately 3,000 bottles of water and 1,000 food packages, arrived at 1 pm and arrived about 40 hours later. According to reports, passengers received milk, bread, sausages and instant noodles. They can also use electricity to charge mobile devices and keep in touch with their families.

Photos of the Longhai Line station on the East-West Line show that the train tracks have not been flooded. The operator said that hundreds of stranded passengers remained “calm and stable.”

Historic floods inundated central China cities
Historic floods inundated central China cities
On July 21, 2021, the authorities in Zhengzhou, Henan Province, China delivered emergency food to more than 700 passengers stranded on a train 6 miles west of the city.

K226/7 is one of at least two trains affected by natural disasters. In another statement, the railway group stated that it assisted in the evacuation of more than 1,300 passengers on the K31 train bound for Yanshi, Henan from the coastal city of Fuzhou.

Due to a nearby landslide, the train was forced to stop and the passengers also transported supplies. They waited more than 40 hours before rescuers were able to relocate them.

In a statement on Wednesday, the Zhengzhou municipal government stated that the continuous downpour was the worst in its history. The average annual rainfall in the capital of Henan Province was just over 600 mm in three days.

The heavy rain is expected to continue until Thursday, and parts of the province are in a red alert state, and no more floods will occur until 8pm local time on July 22.

Historic floods inundated central China cities
This photo taken on July 20, 2021 shows people wading along the streets through the flood after heavy rains in Zhengzhou, Henan Province, central China.
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