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Terror of Sri Lankan landslides: ‘All I could do was scream’

Sri Lankan villagers said torrents of muddy water, tree branches and debris came crashing down Tuesday around their homes in the three villages in Kegalle district, about 72 kilometers (45 miles) north of Colombo.

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Arunachal: Several areas flooded as Noa-Dehing river overflows

The flood water inundated Mahadevpur-I, Mahadevpur-IV and Kakoni villages besides submerging paddy fields in Namsai district, an official report said today.

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At least 11 people dead in Sri Lanka flash floods

Emergency workers on Tuesday found the bodies of a woman and two children killed in a landslide, taking the death toll from two days of heavy rain to 11. Six more were still missing.

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Tackling flooding during monsoon: BMC to keep plinth height 60 cm above high-flood level

In the new chapters of the draft Development Control Regulations released on Sunday, the civic body has made this mandatory provision for all new buildings to come up in the city henceforth.

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Centre approves Rs 842 cr funds for Karnataka, Puducherry and Arunachal Pradesh

While Puducherry was hit by floods due to heavy rains in December 2015, Arunachal Pradesh too was affected by floods last year.

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Floods in Britain prompt emergency government talks

Police have advised up to 400 people to evacuate their homes and move possessions to the upper floors of their homes near rivers in York.

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Chennai floods: Decoding the city’s worst rains in 100 years

With Chennai seeing its worst rainfall in 100 years, we take a look at what caused it, what the impact is, what’s being done and what Chief Minister Jayalalithaa has to do.


Argentina flood: More than 11,000 evacuated in Buenos Aires province

After a visit to the worst flood-hit areas, National Security Secretary Sergio Berni told reporters late Tuesday that the 11,000 evacuees hail from 39 municipalities in Buenos Aires province.

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9 swept away by flash flood in China; 8 bodies recovered

State media reports say the flood struck Xiaoyuhecun Valley on Monday afternoon amid the heaviest rains recorded in the area in 30 years.

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Floods in West Bengal: CM Mamata Banerjee says situation ‘beyond control’

The chief minister earlier held a meeting with Chief Secretary, DGP, IG Law and Order, IG Police and Disaster Management Secretary.

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VIDEO: 20 dead in Manipur landslide after heavy rain, several families homeless in Mizoram

Incessant rains have left thousands of people homeless in Manipur amd Mizoram.

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Floods in Pakistan kill over 80, nearly 3 lakh affected

About 36 people sustained injuries in the rain and flood related accidents. At least 294,844 people were affected by the floods.

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Rain, floods kill another 16 in northern Pakistan: police

The flooding also has killed 12 people in Pakistan’s southwestern Baluchistan province and in the country’s eastern Punjab province.

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Assam flood turns grim; over 65,000 affected

Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) said in its flood report, that more than 65,000 persons were affected in Dhemaji, Bongaigaon and Sonitpur districts.

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Princely relief in Jammu and Kashmir: Rs 75,000 for a lost home, Rs 3,800 for a damaged one

A month later, after the water had receded, three government officials visited the village and handed over to the Bhats a relief cheque for Rs 3,800 — for their damaged home.