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  1. News - China

    Flood kills 76 in Fushun

    Posted Aug 24th 2013, 04:58pm by Associated Press in Beijing

    ... Associated Press in Beijing Chinese state media say a river flood triggered by torrential rains has killed 76 in a northeastern city. The official Xinhua News Agency said a memorial service was held on Saturday in the city of Fushun for the victims. It says another 88 people remained missing as of Friday. It quotes Fushun mayor Luan Qingwei as saying the flood was the worst ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - TALKING POINTS

    Talking points

    Posted Jun 11th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories... Guangdong braced for flood danger Guangdong authorities are on alert for another severe rainstorm in central and southern parts of the province amid fears of flooding. The provincial military command has already held meetings with other government departments to co-ordinate precautionary flood ...

  3. News - Asia

    Briefs, February 7, 2013

    Posted Feb 07th 2013, 12:00am by VARIOUS

    ... for the presidency. AFP   Death toll at 29 fromflooding in Pakistan PESHAWAR- A Pakistani official says flash floods following torrential rains in the northwest this week have killed 29 people. A spokesman for the disaster management authority in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province said most of the casualties died when their homes collapsed. Adnan Khan says 75 people were also reported injured in the floods. He says ...

  4. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Heavy rain kills 34 in Pakistan

    Posted Feb 06th 2013, 06:30pm by AFP

    ... official Shahid Hasan Malik. Pakistan has suffered devastating monsoon floods for the last three years, including the worst in its history in 2010 when catastrophic inundations killed almost 1,800 ...

  5. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    600,000 still homeless after Philippine floods

    Posted Aug 23rd 2013, 03:41pm by Agence France-Presse in Manila

    ... said. A day after floods ebbed in the capital Manila, stagnant pools of water and high tides in coastal areas prolonged the misery in the central Luzon plains to the north, civil defence ... of epidemics, she said, adding there had been no reports of widespread diseases. The floods wreaked US$2.2 billion worth of damage to infrastructure and crops, the government says. The Philippines ...

  6. News - Asia

    Rescuers in Seoul battle to save six workers trapped in underground reservoir

    Posted Jul 16th 2013, 06:24pm by Audrey Yoo

    ... Audrey Yoo South Korean rescuers on Tuesday were trying to save six workers- three of whom are Chinese citizens – trapped in a flooded underground reservoir in Seoul. The six had been working in the water distribution reservoir in Noryangjin when it became flooded following heavy rains, the Yonhap News Agency reported. Water from the swollen Han River, which passes through ...

  7. News - China

    Rain, landslides leave 28 dead, 66 missing in Sichuan

    Posted Jul 11th 2013, 02:28pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing Heavy rain across China has left at least 28 people dead and 66 missing, officials reported on Thursday, after landslides crushed homes, bridges collapsed, and dozens of villages were cut off. The storms, which began on Sun ...

  8. News - Asia

    Flood death toll in Indonesian capital rises to 14

    Posted Jan 19th 2013, 04:32pm by Associated Press in Jakarta

    ... Associated Press in Jakarta The death toll from floods in Indonesia’s capital has climbed to 14 after searchers pulled three more bodies from the waters. Indonesia’s national disaster ... near his flooded home in western Jakarta. The third body of a male worker was found on Saturday in the flooded basement parking of a building in central Jakarta. The agency said most victims ...

  9. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Twenty rescued as floods sweep northeast Australia

    Posted Jan 25th 2013, 11:03am by AFP

    ... as floods swept northeastern Australia. Authorities said there were 20 water rescue cases across central Queensland overnight and early on Friday, after the remnants of tropical cyclone Oswald dumped huge rains around the coastal city of Rockhampton. Rescues included those of a woman and two children trapped in a car isolated by flood waters, and seven people taken from two flooded ...

  10. News - China

    Flooding kills 673 in 2013

    Posted Jan 05th 2013, 07:34pm by Associated Press in Beijing

    ... Associated Press in Beijing Chinese authorities say 673 people have died in floods this year and another 159 people went missing from the disasters. Water Resources Minister Chen Lei said ... says mudslides killed about three-fourths of the year’s death toll. He says floods affected 184 Chinese cities and 120 million people this year. China’s floods killed 519 people last year, ...




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