At least sixteen dead, dozens missing following flash flood in Kashmir

At least 16 people have been killed after sudden rains triggered flash floods during an annual Hindu pilgrimage to the cave shrine of Amarnath in Indian Kashmir, a government official said on Saturday. More than two dozen people have been reported missing and rescue operations are underway. “Both army and civilian helicopters are carrying out… Read More At least sixteen dead, dozens missing following flash flood in Kashmir

Dozens dead following heavy rains in southern India and Sri Lanka

Heavy rains across southern India and Sri Lanka have killed at least 41 people, authorities said on Thursday, with weather forecasters expecting the downpours to ease in the next few days as stricken communities pumped out the deluge. The Indian Meteorological Department forecast light to moderate rain in most affected areas, with occasional flooding of… Read More Dozens dead following heavy rains in southern India and Sri Lanka

Seven dead as heavy rain triggers floods, landslide in northern India

At least seven people were killed in a landslide in India‚Äôs northern Himachal Pradesh state, officials said on Thursday, adding to a growing death toll from heavy monsoon rains in the country. State Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said seven bodies had been recovered during rescue operations that were still underway. “Three people are still… Read More Seven dead as heavy rain triggers floods, landslide in northern India

Scores dead as rains trigger floods, landslides in western India

At least 112 people have died in the western Indian state of Maharashtra, authorities said on Friday, after torrential monsoon rains caused landslides and flooded low-lying areas, cutting off hundreds of villages. Parts of India’s west coast received up to 594 mm (23 inches) of rainfall over 24 hours, forcing authorities to evacuate people from… Read More Scores dead as rains trigger floods, landslides in western India

Scores dead as torrential rains trigger floodings in Indian state of Kerala

Troop reinforcements stepped up desperate rescue attempts in India’s flood-stricken Kerala state on Friday after more than 100 bodies were found in a day and a half, taking the crisis death toll to at least 164. With thousands still trapped, power and communication lines down and fresh alerts of further torrential rain, authorities warned of… Read More Scores dead as torrential rains trigger floodings in Indian state of Kerala