Tag Archives: Natural Disaster

  • Haiti hit by 7.2-magnitude earthquake; at least 29 killed

    At least 29 people were killed when a 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti on Saturday, just days before a tropical storm is expected to make landfall, and Prime Minister Ariel Henry said he was mobilizing all available government resource ...

  • Fresh flooding in central China kills another 21 people

    Flooding in central China continued to cause havoc in both cities and rural areas, with authorities saying Friday that another 21 people had been killed and another four were missing. ...

  • Ten dead, 13 rescued as landslide hits Kinnaur yet again

    Ten people were killed, 13 rescued and several others feared buried under debris after a landslide trapped a bus and other vehicles in Himachal Pradesh's Kinnaur district on Wednesday, officials said. ...

  • Massive forest fire in Greece still burning for 7th day

    Firefighters and residents battled a massive forest fire on Greece’s second largest island for a seventh day Monday, fighting to save what they can from flames that have decimated vast tracts of pristine forest, destroyed homes and business ...

  • 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. ...