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India monsoon floods kill at least 100 people

NEW DELHI: Floods have killed at least 100 people and displaced hundreds of thousands across much of India with the southern state of Kerala worst hit, authorities said. With rains predicted to worsen in coming days, the government ordered military teams to form rescue units and airlift food to stranded ...

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Myanmar floods force tens of thousands from homes

SHWEGYIN: Raging floods across Myanmar have forced tens of thousands of people from their homes in recent weeks, officials said, as monsoon rains pummel the nation. Emergency services have been helping bring people to dry ground, many seeking shelter in local monasteries. Others waded through waist-deep floodwaters or rowed on ...

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At least 19 dead in unprecedented Iran floods

TEHRAN: Major floods across much of Iran have left 19 people dead and more than 90 injured, blocking roads and triggering landslides with warnings of more heavy rain to come, emergency services said Monday. Such a widespread flood threat is unprecedented in arid Iran, which until 2018 was dealing with ...

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Flash floods in southern Afghanistan kill at least 20

KANDAHAR: At least 20 people were killed by flash floods in southern Afghanistan´s Kandahar province, the UN said, as heavy rains swept away homes and vehicles and potentially damaged thousands of houses. The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said widespread flooding inundated Kandahar city and surrounding ...

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4 killed, over 200 displaced as floods, landslides hit Indonesia

Four people were killed and as many as 236 villagers were forced to flee home as landslides and floods struck East Java province of western Indonesia, disaster agency official said on Sunday. The landslides occurred after soils of a hill slid down and hit a house, where the four were ...

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Niger floods leave tens of thousands homeless as rebuilding lags

NIAMEY: Ankle-deep in mud, Mahamane Soumana hesitatingly throws a net in his home’s flooded yard in Banga Bana district, in Niger’s capital. “I’m a rice farmer, not a fisherman,” he sighs, tugging at the net. “But my field has been completely flooded for the past two months. So I fish ...

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Myanmar floods kill at least five, displace 54,000 people

AFP Rising floodwaters have killed at least five people and forced tens of thousands from their homes across swathes of Myanmar, a government official told AFP on Sunday, as heavy monsoon rains continue to batter the Mekong region. Dramatic images showed vast areas of farmland completely submerged in muddy waters ...

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Islamic Relief helps survivors of Bangladesh floods

DHAKA: Islamic Relief is helping survivors of the devastating floods in Sylhet, Moulvibazar and Cox’s Bazar. The Country Director for Islamic Relief Bangladesh, Akmal Shareef, says, ‘We have already deployed three members of staff on the ground and another four staff members will be joining this week to help those ...

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Floods paralyse Saudi city of Jeddah

RIYADH: Flash floods triggered by heavy rains swept through Jeddah on Tuesday, leaving motorists stranded and forcing authorities to shut schools and universities in Saudi Arabia’s second biggest city. Dozens of people were plucked from vehicles engulfed by floodwaters, Saudi civil defence authorities said, with heavy rainfall expected to last at ...

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Floods, landslides kill 37 in Vietnam, scores missing

HANOI: At least 37 people have died and another 40 are missing as floods and landslides ravage north and central Vietnam, destroying homes and leaving rescuers scrambling to find survivors, disaster officials said Thursday. Tens of thousands were evacuated after heavy rains lashed swathes of the country this week, as ...

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