Wednesday, 21 August 2019

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Japan on landslide alert as heavy rains lash south

TOKYO: Fears of landslides and flooding put southern Japan on high alert as heavy rains continued to lash the region, prompting authorities to order more than one million people to evacuate. Despite the orders, just 3,000 people were in shelters in the Kagoshima region on Thursday morning, an official tally ...

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Death toll from Iran flooding rises to 44

ANKARA: The official death from this week’s wave of torrential flooding in Iran rose to 44. Iran’s Mehr News Agency quoted Hamidreza Khankeh, deputy head of Iran’s emergency directorate, as saying that 21 people had been killed in Fars province; seven in Golestan province; five in Mazandaran province; three in ...

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100 die in severe flooding in Nigeria

LOKOJA: Nigeria has declared a national disaster after severe flooding left about 100 people dead across 10 states, the country’s main relief agency said. Heavy seasonal rains have caused the Niger and Benue rivers to burst their banks, inundating communities, farms and trapping tens of thousands of people in their ...

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Rescuers struggle to reach stranded in Myanmar dam flooding

BAGO: Rescuers in boats negotiated muddy waters on Thursday to reach thousands stranded in central Myanmar after a dam overflowed, sending a torrent of water across farmland and villages. No casualties have yet been reported but state media said more than 63,000 people in Bago region were affected after the ...

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Severe monsoon flooding kills 79 in southern India

KERALA: Officials said Thursday nearly 80 people have died from flooding in a southern state of India. Twelve deaths were reported in Kerala state on Thursday alone, bringing the total number of deaths from flooding to 79 since Aug. 8, the Indo-Asian News Service reported. The entire state of Kerala ...

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Dozens killed in Japan floods

Photo: Kyodo News/AP MOTOYAMA: Flooding and landslides have killed at least 38 people and left dozens missing in western areas of Japan. Most of the deaths have occurred in Hiroshima prefecture, which has been hit by torrential rain since Thursday. Hundreds of homes have been damaged. About 1.5 million people ...

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Hurricane Harvey dumps heavy rain in Texas, thousands suffered

TEXAS: Houston’s Bush Intercontinental Airport canceled all commercial flights after flooding inundated access roads, further isolating Texas’ largest city. The airport, a US hub for flights to Mexico, announced the cancellation on its website amid catastrophic flooding in the Houston area from Tropical Storm Harvey. The city’s only other airport, ...

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