Sunday, 18 March 2018

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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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Caribbean islands, Florida brace for fierce Hurricane Irma


NEW YORK: Hurricane Irma, barreling toward the Caribbean and the southern United States, was upgraded to a powerful Category 4 storm on Monday as islands in its path braced for a possible onslaught. Hurricane advisories were issued for territories that dot the West Indies, including parts of the Leeward Islands, ...

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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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Floods kill over 1,200 in India, Nepal and Bangladesh


KATHMANDU: The death toll from monsoon floods in India, Bangladesh and Nepal has climbed above 1,200, as rescue workers scramble to provide aid to millions of people stranded by the worst such disaster in years. All three countries suffer frequent flooding during the June-September monsoon season, but international aid agencies say ...

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Floods in Vietnam kill 26, damage estimated at $41 million


HANOI: Floods in northern Vietnam have killed 26 people and washed away hundreds of homes over the past week, causing damage estimated at more than 940 billion dong ($41 million), the government’s disaster agency said on Monday. Fifteen people were still missing and the search had been hampered by damage ...

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Lightning kills 21 as India reels from floods


NEW DELHI: Lightning killed 21 people in eastern India as large swathes of the country reel under the worst floods in years that have left hundreds dead and millions displaced, officials said. Eighteen people were killed in Odisha state, authorities there said. Another three died in Jharkhand state further north. ...

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Huge burst water main floods north London shops and homes

LONDON: Severe flooding caused by a ruptured water main has hit homes and businesses along part of a key route through north London. Dramatic images shared on social media showed torrents of water flowing down Upper Street in Islington after the pipe burst in the early hours of Monday morning. ...

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