WATCH: Floods in China leave a number of victims

China has been hit by one of its worst floods ever and 12 people were confirmed to have perished when they were trapped in an underground train.

Videos taken by passengers see the water level rising to face height as salvage workers fight to rescue passengers.

The floods were so strong that in various roads people had to seek shelter in floating boats.

Other videos show persons being rescued while being swept away by the water as rivers spilled over onto and over their banks and flooded surrounding areas.

The worst hit province was Henan and its capital Zhengzhou where the majority of deaths were recorded.