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Cyclone Cempaka kills at least 19 in Indonesia

Jakarta, Nov 29, A tropical cyclone which hit Indonesia’s main island of Java has triggered severe flooding and landslides which left 19 dead, an official said today. Landslides claimed 15 lives in east and central Java, while four others perished in floods unleashed by Cyclone Cempaka. “Thousands of homes, hectares of agricultural land and public

Nepal: Flood, landslide claim 20 lives in 24 hours

Nepal flood landslide. At least 20 people have reportedly lost their lives and more than 50 have gone missing due to the floods and landslide triggered by incessant rainfall from past 24 hours in various parts of Nepal. A total of six people died due to water borne disaster in the low lying district of

Uttarakhand: Gangotri Highway Closed For Traffic Due To Landslides

The Gangotri highway (NH-108) near Laldhang and Chadethi was closed on Saturday after rains triggered landslides in Uttarakhand. Torrential rain for the past few days has wreaked havoc in the state with reports of five persons’ death on Friday. While in Dehradun district four people were injured after a house in Vikasnagar collapsed following heavy

Heavy floods kill several in China’s Hunan province

Heavy floods landslides kill several China’s Hunan province. Beijing, Jul 7, Heavy rains have caused flooding and landslides in central China’s Hunan province, the worst natural disaster to hit the area in 60 years, killing several people and causing damage to property, officials said today.At least 44 people have been killed or are reported missing in

56 killed as heavy rains lash China

56 killed as heavy rains lash China

56 killed as heavy rains lash China. At least 56 people have been killed and 22 others missing as heavy rains left a trail of destruction in 11 Chinese provinces, authorities said today.A total of 27,000 houses were collapsed and 37,000 others damaged in floods, landslides and hailstorms since June 29 in Zhejiang, Anhui, Jiangxi, Hubei,

Six killed in Meghalaya landslides

Landslides Meghalaya Six killed damage several roads. Shillong, June 18 (PTI) The death toll rose to five with the recovery of two more bodies in a rain-hit landslide in Ri-Bhoi district today, while a child was killed in a separate landslide in Meghalaya.While three persons were killed in the landslide at Umiam industrial area yesterday,

10 killed in landslides in China

Beijing: At least ten people have been killed in a landslide that hit a village in eastern China’s Zhejiang Province a week ago when Typhoon Megi wrecked havoc forcing relocation of over 3.15 lakh people, local officials said. Seventeen people remained missing, the provincial government said. The rescue and search operation entered the seventh day yesterday,

26 dead, 19 missing in Indonesian landslides, floods: official

Jakarta: The death toll from devastating floods and landslides in Indonesia has risen to 26, an official said today, with hopes fading for 19 others still missing. Aid has begun pouring into Garut in the west of Indonesia’s main island of Java, where 23 people died and 18 remain missing after torrential rain and fast-rising floods

Rains, landslides block Jammu-Srinagar highway

Jammu: Incessant rains and landslides on Thursday blocked the Jammu-Srinagar national highway, authorities said. A senior traffic department official told IANS that overnight rains triggered lanslides in Khari area of the highway in Udhampur district. “Several vehicles are stranded in the landslide hit area of the highway. Efforts are on to clear the highway,” the

Landslides close Jammu-Srinagar highway; Amarnath Yatra suspended

Jammu: The strategic Jammu-Srinagar national highway was closed on Thursday due to landslides, resulting in the suspension of Amarnath Yatra. The landslides were triggered by incessant rains in Ramban district, a senior official of the traffic department told IANS here, adding that the yatra has been suspended till the highway is restored for traffic. The

14 dead in floods, landslides in China

Beijing: At least 14 people have died due tofloods and landslides in China as heavy rains and hailstorms wrecked havoc in several provinces causing economic losses and forcing thousands to flee homes, the Ministry of Civil Affairs said on Thursday. Nine people died in the southwestern Guizhou Province while another nine have been reported missing.

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14 killed in China floods, landslides

Beijing: At least 14 persons were killed across China due to floods, landslides and hailstorms, the authorities said on Thursday. Guizhou province reported nine fatalities due to heavy rainfall and landslides, Xinhua news agency reported. Nine people remain missing in the province and about 65,600 people were evacuated, the ministry said. In Hunan province, four

Landslides strand people on China-Pakistan highway

Beijing: Landslides triggered by continuous rain blocked several sections of the China-Pakistan highway, stranding over 100 vehicles and more than 200 people. The landslides on Wednesday mainly occurred in Bulungkol township, Akto county in Xinjiang Uygur region, the People’s Daily reported on Thursday. Police were mobilised to clear the road of debris. Food, drinks and