UAE leaders send condolences to Chinese president over flood victims

Scores killed as floods bring chaos to Henan province

UAE President Sheikh Khalifa has sent condolences to Chinese President Xi Jinping after the severe floods that have hit Henan province.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, and Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, sent similar messages to Mr Xi, state news agency Wam reported on Sunday.

At least 40 people have died and hundreds of thousands forced to flee their homes after torrential rains and floods inundated the province over the past week.

The flood waters have brought chaos to the area, turning roads into rivers.

Cars, debris and even people have been swept along in the raging torrents.

Updated: July 25, 2021, 7:42 AM