Tag Archives: Natural Disaster

  • Quake fault straining underneath Kathmandu: study

    A massive underground fault line which ruptured last year, causing a killer earthquake in Nepal, is still under tremendous strain underneath Kathmandu. ...

  • Chennai grapples with deadly flood aftermath

    Residents in India's southern Tamil Nadu state Saturday were grappling with the aftermath of devastating floods as authorities stepped up relief work following the worst deluge in decades that killed over 250 people. ...

  • Powerful quake rocks South Asia, 70 dead

    A powerful 7.5 magnitude earthquake killed at least 70 people as it rocked south Asia on Monday, including 12 Afghan girls crushed to death in a stampede as they tried to flee their collapsing school. ...

  • World Bank pledges up to $500 million for quake-hit Nepal

    The World Bank on Tuesday pledged up to half a billion dollars to help Nepal rebuild after two earthquakes killed nearly 9,000 people there in April and May. ...

  • Thousands head back to their homes as Nepal river gets unblocked

    Thousands of villagers have returned to their homes in quake-hit Nepal's mountainous northwest after a river which was dammed by a landslide began flowing normally again, a local official said on Monday. ...

  • Another strong earthquake hits Nepal, at least 66 killed

    A second powerful earthquake in less than three weeks spread panic in Nepal on Tuesday, bringing down buildings weakened by the first disaster and killing at least 66 people. ...

  • Himalayan blizzard, avalanche kill 17 trekkers in Nepal

    A snowstorm and avalanche in Nepal's Himalayas has killed 17 trekkers and guides on a popular hiking route, while more than 100 others remain out of contact. ...

  • A week on from flood, 150,000 still stranded in Kashmir

    About 150,000 people were still stranded in their homes a week after Jammu and Kashmir's worst flood in over a century and fears grew on Sunday of an outbreak of diseases. ...

  • At least 367 dead after quake hits southwest China

    A magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck southwestern China on Sunday, killing at least 367 people and leaving 1,881 injured in a remote area of Yunnan province, and causing thousands of buildings. ...

  • Typhoon Haiyan kills more than 10,000 in Philippines

    The death toll from a super typhoon that decimated entire towns in the Philippines could soar well over 10,000, authorities warned Sunday, making it the country's worst recorded natural disaster. ...