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Dozens dead as heavy rains trigger floods in India

The state, India's largest, has witnessed constant rainfall in recent days and rivers have been flowing several notches above warning levels. On Sunday (September 29) vehicles were abandoned and submerged in flood water while people were being evacuated by the...

At least 11 dead, thousands evacuated as flash floods hit Western India

More than 28,000 people have been evacuated from low-lying areas and the local administration is on alert for more rain, local official, Deepak Mhaisekar, told Reuters. Pune, which is around 200 kilometres (124 miles) south-west of Mumbai, has received significantly...

Torrential rain and floods pummel southern Spain

A lone vehicle attempts to drive through heavy torrents of water as a large rubbish bin is carried through the streets by the flooding. Three people have died in what has been two days of torrential rain, which has closed...

Houses inundated, residents displaced by India floods

On Friday (August 2) residents reported they had been without clean-drinking water and electricity for 48 hours. Further east, in Bihar state's Samastipur district, displaced people with young children set up camp on roadsides, but authorities said the area is...

Flooding hits desert state of Rajasthan, India

A police station and residential quarters in Rajasthan state witnessed continuous rain at a time of year that usually sees the highest temperatures. Rescue teams also worked overnight on Thursday in Assam state after heavy flooding there. The monsoon season has...

India floods: Water level recedes but Brahmaputra river still flows above danger mark

Although the river is still flowing above danger level, there is a chance that the water level will drop further in the next 12 hours, he added. India's Assam state has been pummeled by heavy rains since last week, which...

Millions stranded in India as early monsoon downpours bring flood havoc

More than 4.7 million people have been displaced in the tea-growing state of Assam, with many thousands making do with only the most meagre food supplies and dirty water. In the state of Bihar, which has also been hit by...

Bursting river in Bangladesh sweeps away houses amid monsoon rain

Resident Manwara Begum wept as she recalled being inundated by the sudden flash flood. "The embankment broke so quickly before we could realize what happened. We ran with our children and instantly our houses were destroyed by floodwater," she...

Death toll in Nepal floods rises to 55, thousands displaced

Ten thousand people have been displaced from their homes as incessant monsoon rains pounded many areas in mostly mountainous Nepal since Thursday (July 11), submerging large areas of land, inundating homes, and destroying bridges and roads across the country. A...

New Orleans residents angry at water management as city floods

Journalism advisor Brent Pearson was visiting New Orleans from St Louis, Missouri, when the weather hit. He filmed the severe flooding in Canal street, as well as reactions from residents downtown. The National Weather Service issued hurricane watch for parts...
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