New Floods in South Africa Evacuates over 300 People

Provincial authorities in eastern South Africa have evacuated more than 300 people from their homes as renewed heavy rains caused flooding and mudslides in the KwaZulu-Natal province, weeks after severe flooding killed hundreds of people and displaced thousands.  “We understand …

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Bangladesh Floods Kill Dozens

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At least 60 have died in widespread flooding and torrential rains in parts of Bangladesh and India. Mosharraf Hossain, the Sylhet region’s chief government administrator, said floodwaters from India’s northeast breached a main barrier on the Barak River and flooded …

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Evacuations Ordered in Northeast India Due to Flooding

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Residents were force to evacuate after heavy rains pounded the Indian regions of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh, last week causing floods and mudslides that washed away houses, crops, and bridges. The flooding and mudslides caused by the heavy rains has …

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No Survivors in Flooded Burkina Faso Mine

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Government officials in Burkina Faso said Tuesday that rescue workers found no survivors in a rescue chamber deep inside the flooded Perkoa zinc mine in the country. “The rescue teams have opened the refuge chamber, unfortunately, it is empty,” the …

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Heavy Floods Kill 11 in Northern India

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At least eleven people lost their lives in floods and mudslides triggered by heavy rains in India’s states of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh. An official in Dima Hasao district, Nazreen Ahmed said that 200,000 people have been trapped in the …

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Queensland Face Another Flooding Emergency, Residents Evacuate

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Queensland authorities have asked residents to evacuate their homes amid another flooding emergency on Friday. The state issued almost 20 flood warnings on Friday telling residents in several regions to prepare their homes and evacuate if needed. The Bureau of …

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Burkina Faso Investigates Canada Mine Company After Flooding Accident

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Burkina Faso’s Prime Minister Albert Ouedraogo said that the government banned the managers of the Perkoa zinc mine operated by Canada-based Trevali Mining Corp from leaving the country while investigations are underway. “Precautionary measures have been taken to prevent the …

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Mass Search and Rescue Operations Held after Devastating South African Floods

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The provincial government of KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) resumed full swing rescue operations seven days after the massive flooding struck and inclement weather slowed them down.  Sihle Zikalala, the premier of the KZN provincial government, told reporters in a live video interview …

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Death toll from heavy rains and flooding in South Africa is now at 283

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The provincial government of KwaZulu-Natal confirmed that the death toll has reached 283 from the severe flooding that hit South Africa’s eastern coast. In a statement shared on Twitter, the provincial government said there was also a declaration of a …

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