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Travel Desperate texts show people pleading for help inside flooded subway trains in China where 12 people drowned

14:32  22 july  2021
14:32  22 july  2021 Source:   insider.com

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a person sitting in a dark room: People in a flooded subway car in Zhengzhou, China, in July 2021. Twitter/Manya Koetse © Twitter/Manya Koetse People in a flooded subway car in Zhengzhou, China, in July 2021. Twitter/Manya Koetse
  • Subway trains filled with water in the flooded city of Zhengzhou, China.
  • Hundreds of people were trapped, and many sent messages pleading for help.
  • 12 people died, and more than 500 people were rescued.
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Hundreds of people were trapped inside flooded subway cars filling with water as a major Chinese city battled devastating flooding.

Twelve were killed after two subway trains were submerged in Zhengzhou, Reuters reported. Authorities said more than 500 people were rescued.

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Those trapped sent messages pleading for help.

One woman wrote on social media website Weibo, according to the BBC: "I can't speak any more. If no rescue comes in 20 minutes, hundreds of us will lose our lives."

Another person who was rescued wrote on social media, according to Reuters: "The water reached my chest. I was really scared, but the most terrifying thing was not the water, but the diminishing air supply in the carriage."

Video footage showed people standing in waist-high water:

And this video shows rescue workers in the system:

Rescuers were able to pull people out after they were trapped for several hours, the BBC reported.

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Tens of thousands of people have been evacuated because of the flooding, and at least 33 people have died, according to Reuters. Zhengzhou has a population of around 12 million.

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