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US News floods in China: doubts about the actual number of deaths in Zhengzhou

08:42  25 july  2021
08:42  25 july  2021 Source:   rfi.fr

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Vue aérienne de l'entrée d'un tunnel innondé à Zhengzhou, le 22 juillet 2021. © AFP - Christmas Celis Aerial view of the entrance of an inner tunnel to Zhengzhou, July 22, 2021.

in China, at least 58 people They died and 5 others are always missing according to the last official balance sheet of the floods in the province of Henan, where more than a million people had to evacuate their home. With questions about the number of victims in the Zhengzhou capital, where the tunnel cleaning operations hitherto filled with water were completed.

with our correspondent in Beijing, Stéphane Lagarde

after the subway, these are the tunnels that are the subject of questions and doubts in Zhengzhou. "Circulate, do not stay there," said the police officers on the ontoards Thursday night at the beginning of Jingguang long tunnel drainage. Two kilometers of concrete connecting the city of North to the south, often caps at times of spikes, six ways in both directions that have been flooded in less than ten minutes on Tuesday last night according to the witnesses.

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Video: Floods in China: 12 dead in the Zhengzhou metro (Dailymotion)

The city has not published an official communique. Nearly 200 vehicles would have been found and four drivers or passengers drowned according to a rescue manager speaking on the cover of anonymity on the information website

Pengpai . Four dead for 200 vehicles: something to feed doubts. "It will be going to monitor the tunnels," we confided a few days ago a lawyer on his encrypted messaging. Instructions to media

As often in this kind of disaster, the authorities want to avoid images of victims in the press. Natural disasters are close attention to censorship, in order to counter the criticism on a possible unparallery or a too slow response of the public authorities.

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Instructions were passed

to the media: "Concentrate on the recovery after disaster, do not publish unauthorized images showing corpses, do not adop on an overly sad tone. What does not prevent this Saturday some Internet users on the social networks that their loved ones have disappeared in the Tunnels or the Zhengzhou metro.

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