Tag Archives: Natural Disaster

  • Rockslide kills nine tourists, injures three in Kinnaur

    At least nine tourists were crushed under massive boulders that slid down a hill following a landslide near Batsari in the tribal district of Kinnaur on Sunday. They were part of a group of 11 tourists who were on their way from Sangla. ...

  • Landslides, monsoon flooding kill over 100 in western India

    Landslides and flooding triggered by heavy monsoon rain hit parts of western India, killing more than 100 people, officials and news reports said Friday. More than 1,000 people trapped by floodwaters were rescued. ...

  • Record rains kill 25 in central China

    At least 25 people have died including a dozen passengers trapped in a flooded subway after torrential rains inundated central China, paralysing several cities and causing millions of dollars in damage. ...

  • Europe flood death toll tops 160, costly rebuilding ahead

    Rescue workers laboured to deal with damage laid bare by receding water Saturday as the death toll from disastrous flooding in Western Europe rose above 160 and thoughts turned to the lengthy job of rebuilding communities devastated. ...

  • US needs to brace itself for more deadly storms, experts say

    Deadly weather will be hitting the US more often, and America needs to get better at dealing with it, experts said as Texas and other states battled winter storms that blew past the worst-case planning of utilities. ...

  • More evacuations as massive fires rapidly expand in California

    A series of massive fires in northern and central California forced more evacuations as they quickly spread Thursday, sending plumes of smoke over the San Francisco area and dangerously affecting air quality. ...

  • China floods force hundreds of thousands from homes

    Floods in mountainous southwest China have washed away roads and forced tens of thousands from their homes, with authorities warning Wednesday the giant Three Gorges Dam was facing the largest flood peak in its history. ...

  • Floods in India, Nepal displace nearly four million people, at least 189 dead

    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. ...

  • Cyclone Amphan loss estimated at $13 billion in India

    A powerful cyclone that tore through India’s eastern state of West Bengal this week has caused a damage of 1 trillion rupees ($13 billion) to infrastructure and crops, state officials said. ...

  • Cyclone kills at least 82 in India and Bangladesh, flooding lowlands

    The most powerful cyclone to strike eastern India and Bangladesh in over a decade killed at least 82 people, officials said, as rescue teams scoured devastated coastal villages on Thursday, hampered by torn down power lines and flooding. ...