China floods death toll triples after Henan officials revise figures, announce investigation

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China is launching an investigation into the catastrophic floods in July in the central province of Henan as provincial authorities on August 2, 2021, revised the death toll upwards to 302. Among the fatalities were 292 who died in the provincial capital Zhengzhou after the area was hit by torrential rains on July 17. The new figure is three times the 99 dead reported on July 29.

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