The historic flood in China has caused many houses in Zhengzhou, Henan province to collapse due to landslides. In someone’s tragedy, there are still miracles happening like the case of a 4-month-old baby who survived after being bur.ied for nearly 2 days.
Zhengzhou city, Henan province (China) is one of the places suffering great damage from the historical flood in July. Heavy rains caused severe flooding, causing landslides and sinking many houses.
A miracle amid tragedy
Recently, according to Sina, a landslide caused by heavy rain caused the house to collapse and many people trapped inside. Among those trapped was a 4-month-old baby.
Immediately, rescue workers rushed to the scene. And a miracle happened when rescuers rescued the baby after 2 days of lying under the rubble.
When rescuers approached, the baby’s clothes were soaked and his whole body was covered in mud. Currently, the baby has been taken to the hospital for treatment. The baby’s mother was later rescued, but her condition was not very good.
Earlier on the afternoon of July 21, the baby’s father who lived city of Zhengzhou had lost contact with the outside world, floods had caused the roads here to be broken. He sought help as his wife and daughter were trapped in the rubble and lost contact at 14:20, the baby was only a few months old.
A one-in-a-thousand-year disaster
According to China’s central broadcaster CCTV, more than three million people in Henan province have been severely affected by floods, with economic losses estimated at 1.2 billion yuan (about $189 million). The China Meteorological Department forecasts that rain in Henan will gradually stop from the night of July 23.
Local meteorologists rate the rainfall in Zhengzhou over the past few days as “once in a thousand years”. Chinese President Xi Jinping also warned that floods across the province of Henan were “extremely severe”.
According to the Zhengzhou weather bureau, within 24 hours, from the morning of July 20 to the morning of July 21, the city received 622.7mm of rain, nearly equal to the city’s average annual rainfall which is 640.8mm.