China flooding: Five pictures to show the devastation after heavy rainfall

Up to 100,000 people have evacuated their homes, and hundreds more were trapped in the city’s subway system.

Local reports state the deluge killed 12 people and injured five after the rainstorms caused “water to accumulate in Zhengzhou metro”.

Zhengzhou isn’t the only place reeling from the extreme weather, as rain has spread throughout a dozen of the province’s cities.

Authorities have warned the city of Luoyang’s roughly seven million residents face a threat from the nearby Yihetan dam, stating it could “collapse at any time” after the rain caused a 22-metre breach in its facade.