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Central China: 25 dead in flooded Zhengzhou metro, landslides

President Xi Jinping says situation “extremely severe” after city of Zhengzhou saw a year’s worth of rain in just three days. At least 25 people were killed as torrential rain lashed China’s central province of Henan, causing landslides and flooding that partially submerged the underground rail system of Zhengzhou. About 200,000 residents were evacuated asContinue reading “Central China: 25 dead in flooded Zhengzhou metro, landslides”

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Japan investigates subway death, media says involved Olympic official

Tokyo police said they are investigating a deadly incident on the city’s subway, which media reports said involved a senior official at the Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC). Private broadcaster Nippon Television, citing metropolitan police sources, identified the person as someone who worked in the JOC’s accounting department and said his death was being treated asContinue reading “Japan investigates subway death, media says involved Olympic official”