China blasts dam to divert floods that killed at least 25

  • A man rides a bicycle through a flooded intersection in Zhengzhou in central China’s Henan Province, Tuesday, July 20, 2021. China’s military has blasted a dam to release floodwaters threatening one of its most heavily populated provinces. The operation late Tuesday night in the city of Luoyang came after several people died in severe flooding in the Henan provincial capital of Zhengzhou, where residents were trapped in the subway system and left stranded at schools, apartments and offices. (Chinatopix via AP)

BEIJING — China’s military has blasted a dam to release floodwaters threatening one of its most heavily populated provinces, as the death toll in widespread flooding rose to at least 25.

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