Chinese province's officials fudged death toll of flood disaster last year, says central govt

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Record-breaking rainstorms hit Henan province in central China between 17 and 23 July, overflowing reservoirs, breaching riverbanks. In the city of Zhengzhou, more than 600mm of rain, equivalent almost to an average year, fell in just three days, flooding metro stations and a cross-city tunnel.
4 months ago·Beijing, China

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4 months ago·London, United Kingdom
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Chinese province's officials fudged death toll of flood disaster last year, says central govt

In yet another example of lack of transparency, a Chinese province officials fudged death toll in a devastating flood disaster last year, said the country’s central government.   Around 139 deaths were underreported or concealed deliberately. Several arrests have also been made in this regard.

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8 Chinese officials detained, 89 disciplined for underreporting deaths in flooding

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