Posts in category: red

Sep

02
2014

Flood hits the Balkans and China

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Bbc.com reports that...

Flash floods rip through parts of China while Dubrovnik sees a month’s worth of rain in one day. Susan Powell has more.

Read more at www.bbc.com


Aug

25
2014

Monsoon floods hit north India, 1,500 villages under water | World | News | Toro

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Torontosun.com reports that...

Floods triggered by heavy rains in the Himalayas have inundated nearly 1,500 villages in northern India, killing at least 28 people and leaving thousands homeless, officials said on Sunday.

Read more at www.torontosun.com


Aug

25
2014

Flooding in Bangladesh Leaves Nearly Half a Million People Homeless – WSJ

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Online.wsj.com reports that...

DHAKA, Bangladesh—Floodwaters pouring through villages in northern Bangladesh have left nearly half a million people homeless, washed away roads and damaged crops.

Read more at online.wsj.com


Aug

25
2014

South Korea Floods, Landslides Leave at Least One Person Dead

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Heavy rain lashed the southeast of South Korea, flooding a school in Busan and triggering landslides that demolished a senior citizens’ center. At least one person died when a bus was washed away, Yonhap News said.

Read more at bloomberg.com

 


Aug

25
2014

Flood situation still grim, B’putra, tributaries swelling

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Timesofindia.indiatimes.com reports that...

Flood situation in the state continued to remain grim with water levels of the Brahmaputra and its tributaries swelling, inundating several villages on Sunday. The situation in Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Jorhat and Dibrugarh districts has worsened.

According to reports, over 3.51 lakh people of 772 villages in Dhemaji, Lakhimpur and Jorhat have been hit by floods. In Dibrugarh, over 23,000 people of 35 villagers have been affected. About 3177.5 hectares of farm land has been submerged, while there was no road communication in several places of the district.

Dhemaji is the worst-affected district in the state with about 2.25 lakh people marooned in 566 villages. The Brahmaputra and its tributary Jiadhol were showing rising trends on Sundaymorning.

Read more at timesofindia.indiatimes.com


Aug

25
2014

Japan Landslides: Death Toll Rises to 54 in Hiroshima Prefecture

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Online.wsj.com reports that...

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited Hiroshima, western Japan on Monday, where rescue efforts continue for those missing after torrential rain sent floods of water and mud through hillside neighborhoods killing at least 54 people.

His visit comes five days after a series of powerful landslides crushed dozens of homes in Hiroshima city, forcing more than 1,600 people to seek refuge in emergency shelters. Police said 28 people remain missing after the disaster, considered the largest and most deadly of its kind in recent years.

Read more at online.wsj.com


Aug

20
2014

36 dead, 7 missing in Hiroshima, Japan landslides 

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Rt.com reports that...

At least 36 people have been killed and 7 others remain missing after landslides caused by torrential rain hit the Japanese city of Hiroshima on Wednesday morning.

Hiroshima Prefecture police confirmed the Wednesday night death toll to AP,

“A few people were washed away and it is hard to know exactly how many are unaccounted for,” local government official Nakatoshi Okamoto told the agency.

Read more at rt.com


Aug

18
2014

Nepal and India floods leave many dead

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Bbc.com reports that...

At least 160 people are reported to have been killed in floods and landslides following days of torrential rain in Nepal and northern India.

In Nepal, officials said at least 101 people were known to have died after rescuers found four more bodies. More than 130 people are still missing.

In northern Indian states severe flooding after rainfall left at least 60 dead and entire villages marooned.

 

Read more at www.bbc.com


Aug

15
2014

Heavy storms kill 16 in northwest Pakistan

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Channelnewsasia.com reports that...

Heavy storms and rains on Friday (Aug 15) killed at least 16 people, including nine children, and injured over 80 others in the northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, officials said.

The torrential monsoon rains damaged properties in the provincial capital Peshawar and its surrounding areas causing roofs and walls of houses to cave in – in some cases killing those inside.

Read more at www.channelnewsasia.com


Jul

31
2014

Landslide Buries Indian Village; at Least 30 Dead

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Abcnews.go.com reports that...

Rescue workers and desperate villagers dug through deep mud, rocks and the debris of shattered homes Thursday after a massive landslide buried a remote village in western India, killing at least 30 people and trapping more than 150, authorities said.

Two days of torrential rains triggered the landslide early Wednesday, but national rescue personnel could not reach the stricken area in Pune district of Maharashtra state for several hours because of bad communications, dangerous roads and debris.

Read more at abcnews.go.com