COLOMBIA MUDSLIDE: 254 DEAD, 400 INJURED IN MOCOA

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  April 3, 2017: Flash flooding and landslides triggered by heavy rainfall in the city of Mocoa, Putumayo, Colombia have claimed lives of at least 254 people and injured more than 400 people. President Juan Manuel Santos has declared a state of emergency in the region. More than 1,000 emergency personnel, including soldiers and local […]

DISASTROUS FLOODS IN PERU KILL 72

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  March 18, 2017: At least 72 people have died and 263 others have been injured in disastrous floods in Peru. Heavy rainfall burst river banks, created mudslides, collapsed bridges and roads. The flooding has also destroyed 12,000 homes, 25 schools and eight hospitals or clinics.

ZIMBABWE APPEALS FOR HELP, 246 DEAD SINCE DECEMBER

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  Zimbabwe was declared as a ‘state of disaster’ in February 2016 by the Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe after rural areas were hit by a severe drought. The El-Nino induced drought led to 4 million people requiring food aid while farmers lost of thousands of cattle. Zimbabwe has appealed for $100m (£82m) to help those […]

TORNADOES IN GEORGIA AND MISSISSIPPI KILL 15

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  January 22, 2017: At least 15 people died in Georgia and four others in Mississippi after multiple tornadoes rattled the region. In total at least 62 tornadoes touched down across Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, and South Carolina from January 21 to 23, 2017.5

QUAKE-TRIGGERED AVALANCHE BURIES RIGOPIANO HOTEL IN ABRUZZO, ITALY

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  January 18, 2017: A series of four earthquakes rattled Central Italy between Abruzzo, Lazio, the Marche and Umbria regions triggering an avalanche which buried the Rigopiano hotel in the Gran Sasso mountain near Farindola in the Abruzzo region. The first of the four earthquakes was of magnitude 5.3 which struck 25 km northwest of L’Aquila on […]

18 DEAD AS CYCLONE VARDAH LASHES TAMIL NADU, INDIA

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Eighteen people were killed in six districts of Tamil Nadu in rain-related incidents linked to Cyclone Vardah that crossed the coast, as Chief Minister O Panneerselvam held a meeting of top officials today to speed up work to ensure return of normalcy in storm-hit regions. The government said it is taking all steps to ensure that the […]

 
 
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