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At least nine dead as flash floods hit central Italy

At least nine people were killed by torrential overnight rains and floods in the central Italian region of Marche, authorities said on Friday, as rescuers continued to search for four still missing. In Cantiano, a village close to the neighboring Umbria region, residents were clearing mud from the streets, online …

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Fears of more flooding as Pakistan death toll crosses 1,400

People displaced by the devastating flooding complain that they are without food and ration as authorities struggle to cope with the disaster. The death toll from the catastrophic flooding in Pakistan has crossed 1,400, as the forecast of more rains in parts of the worst-affected southern Sindh province is causing …

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Pakistan struggles to avert danger as floods rise, death toll tops 1,300 – Pictures

Pakistani authorities are struggling to prevent the country’s biggest lake from bursting its banks and inundating nearby towns after unprecedented flooding, while the disaster management agency on Monday raised its toll of flood deaths by another 24. Record monsoon rains and melting glaciers in Pakistan’s northern mountains have brought floods …

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Flooding kills at least one in Senegal’s capital

At least one person was killed and one severely wounded after torrential rain caused intense flooding in Senegal’s capital, Dakar, on Friday, a police officer said. Unusually heavy downpours hit the city for the second time in less than a month, sending brown, knee-deep water gushing down streets and grid-locking …

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South Africa: Death toll reaches 259 in KwaZulu-Natal floods

The floods are expected to continue in the coming days and possibly cause more destruction across KwaZulu-Natal province. The death toll resulting from intense rainfall in the eastern coastal South African province of KwaZulu-Natal has risen to 259, officials have said. The rains which began on Monday night flooded settlements, …

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Flash Floods hit Erbil, Northern Iraq

Erbil experienced flash floods again on Thursday (January 13) due to heavy rainfall that started late Wednesday night. The neighborhoods of Shari Mamostayan, Sheikh Ahmad, and Shorsh all experienced floods. Ainkawa, 60 Meter Road, 100 Meter Road, Hawleri New, Tayrawa, Bahrka, Sebardan, Nusaran, and Gulan also dealt with a heavy …

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Thousands displaced by floods in Malaysia

Torrential rains in Malaysia have caused flooding that has driven more than 11,000 people from their homes, closed dozens of roads, and disrupted shipping, authorities said on Saturday. More than 66,000 personnel from the police, army, and fire department have been mobilised nationwide to help rescue people stranded by floodwaters …

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Iraq – Severe Floods Hit Erbil, claims 11 lives

The death toll from the floods that swept Erbil, northern Iraq, today has reached 11. Erbil city center deputy commissioner, Nabz Abdulhamid, said that among the victims were a Turkish man and another Filipino. Since yesterday evening, heavy floods swept Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan region causing casualties and great material damages.

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Intense floods forces evacuations in France

Several areas in southwest France have been flooded after receiving two to three weeks’ worth of rain overnight. The heavy precipitation caused rivers to swell and triggered landslides in some areas, forcing residents to flee. The French meteorological agency, Meteo France, has issued red alert warnings in the Pyrenees-Atlantiques and …

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