The heavy rains in Henan have so far caused 63 deaths, 5 missing, and more than 11.44 million people affected. In addition to the flooding of Zhengzhou Metro Line 5 caused by the heavy rain on the 20th, the Jingguang North Road Tunnel was also filled with rain within 5 minutes. The accumulated water in the tunnel reached a depth of 13 meters at one point, and a large number of vehicles and people were trapped. As of Saturday (24th), the authorities announced that the remains of 4 victims had been found. When the disaster struck, a man, Hou Wenchao, urged car owners to abandon their cars to save their lives, and was dubbed a “city hero” by netizens.
It can be seen from several videos circulating on the Internet that at around 5 pm on the 20th, at the upslope of the Jingguang North Road Tunnel from north to south, the stagnant water has flooded two-thirds of the vehicle tires, and more than 400 vehicles were blocked here. , But many car owners are still sitting in the car and watching; in a critical moment, a man kept yelling at the scene: “The car is no longer! It’s important to keep your life…”.
For more than ten minutes, he has been advising loudly, knocking on the doors of some car owners who are still parked on the road and refusing to leave, persuading everyone to leave as soon as possible. The video shows that people come out one after another, and the water has flooded to the waist. In the following video, the water flooded the roof of the car and completely covered the road.