At least 12 people have lost their lives and five more were injured after they spent around an hour trapped in a metro with water up to their waist in the capital of the Chinese province of Henan in Zhengzhou.
China has been hit by one of the worst floods the country has ever experienced. Dams and reservoirs are overflowing and thousands of soldiers are taking part in a rescue operation in the province.
In terrifying footage, a number of passengers including children, can be seen trapped in a metro in gushing water. The passengers were travelling on Line 5 on the Zhengzhou metro.
The accident occurred on Tuesday evening, as one of the people on board the metro can be heard saying in a separate video. Shortly afterwards, the person who took the video thanked the firemen who arrived immediately on the scene. As can be seen, the water went up to the passengers’ shoulders.
To date, at least 25 people have died in the floods which struck Henan, and around 100,000 people were evacuated in Zhengzhou.
More heavy rainfall is being forecast for the next few days in Henan.