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Flood havoc marooned China: A sequel of climate change: What you need to know

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Around, 100,000 people have been relocated from a central Chinese city Zhengzhou, after the record rainfall led to widespread floods and the death of at least 12 people.

The city of Zhengzhou in the central province of Henan suspended inbound flights while rescue workers and authorities worked for restoring lost power, assess collapsed roads and pumped out submerged gas stations.

Some 700 passengers have been trapped on train for 40 hours, according to local media reports. At least 600 critically ill people have been transferred to other places.

The amount of rain over the last three days in Zhengzhou has been reported equal to the rain it usually received in an entire year. This is one more example of extreme weather that many scientists claimed, is being exacerbated by the impact of climate change.

Heatwaves have stuck US and Canada, while Europe and India have suffered major floods, Siberia has experienced wildfires and drought has gripped Brazil and Africa.

Zhengzhou, which has a population of 12 million, is situated on the banks of the Yellow River. It is the home to the largest iPhone making plant. The flood fury may be struck just as the company, prepares to build up output ahead of the launch of Apple Inc.'s latest devices toward the end of the year.

Henan is also the second-largest food supplier in China and rain has affected the quality of wheat.

A 20- meter breach has emerged in the dam in Luoyang city after it was damaged by storms, officials said. Soldiers have been deployed to the area and a statement from the army warned it could "collapse at any time".

Scientists have warned that widespread dam construction has aggravated climate change problems in China. Connection cut between lakes and rivers disrupted the water to be absorbed by the plains.

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