Sudan declares national state of emergency over floodings

Sudan’s Security and Defense Council declared a national state of emergency for three months because of floods that have killed 99 people this year and designated Sudan a natural disaster zone, state news agency SUNA reported early on Saturday. The Sudanese minister of labour and social development said that in addition to the deaths, floods… Read More Sudan declares national state of emergency over floodings

Death toll from Afghanistan flash floods rise to 160

Rescuers in Afghanistan continued to search amidst mud and rubble for missing people on Saturday after flash flooding this week killed around 160 people and washed away homes across the country, officials said. Thirteen provinces, mostly in the country’s north, had been affected by floods, according to the Ministry for Disaster Management. In Parwan, just… Read More Death toll from Afghanistan flash floods rise to 160

Dozens dead, homes destroyed following flash floods in Afghanistan

A violent flash flood killed more than 70 people and destroyed hundreds of homes just north of Afghanistan’s capital on Wednesday, officials said. The floods swept through Parwan province, which borders Kabul, in the early hours of the morning, washing away men, women and children and destroying 300 homes, according to Ministry of Disaster Management… Read More Dozens dead, homes destroyed following flash floods in Afghanistan

China evacuates thousands as floods threaten heritage site

Floods on the upper reaches of China’s Yangtze river forced authorities to evacuate more than 100,000 people on Tuesday and threatened a 1,200-year-old world heritage site. Staff, police and volunteers used sandbags to try to protect the 71-metre (233-foot) Leshan Giant Buddha, a UNESCO World Heritage site in southwestern Sichuan province, as muddy flood water… Read More China evacuates thousands as floods threaten heritage site

Seven dead as thunderstorms trigger flash flooding on Greek island of Evia

At least seven people were killed when torrential rain and thunderstorms caused flash flooding on the Greek island of Evia over the weekend, officials said on Sunday. Three of the victims, including a baby, were found in the village of Politika and another four in the village of Amfithea and the area of Bourtzi in… Read More Seven dead as thunderstorms trigger flash flooding on Greek island of Evia

Twenty-one dead as heavy rains trigger floods and landslides in South Korea

At least 21 people have died after 46 days of heavy rains in South Korea, with the country’s longest monsoon in seven years causing more flooding, landslides and evacuations on Saturday. More than 3,000 people had been evacuated as of 6 a.m. local time on Saturday (2100 GMT Friday), according to Ministry of the Interior… Read More Twenty-one dead as heavy rains trigger floods and landslides in South Korea

Scores dead, millions displaced following floods in India and Nepal

Nearly four million people in India’s northeastern state of Assam and neighbouring Nepal have been displaced by heavy flooding from monsoon rains, with dozens missing as deaths rose to at least 189, government officials said on Sunday. The overflowing Brahmaputra River, which flows through China’s Tibet, India and Bangladesh, has damaged crops and triggered mudslides,… Read More Scores dead, millions displaced following floods in India and Nepal

Dozens dead, thousands displaced as heavy rains trigger floods and landslides in Nepal

Heavy rains triggered flash floods and landslides that killed at least 40 people and displaced thousands in western Nepal, officials said on Saturday. Twenty people were killed and at least 13 others were missing in Myagdi district, 200 km (125 miles) northwest of the capital Kathmandu, where several houses were destroyed on Friday, district administrator… Read More Dozens dead, thousands displaced as heavy rains trigger floods and landslides in Nepal