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Civil defense teams rescue residents and animals trapped in Riyadh floods

Rain showers with hail led to flooding in some valleys, roads and neighborhoods Civil Defense officials cautions the public to remain careful and to follow safety guidelines at all times RIYADH: Inclement weather affecting parts of Saudi Arabia have caused flooding in some areas, prompting rescue operations by the Directorate for Civil Defense, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) said on ... Read More »

Flooding kills more than 160 people across South Asia

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Katmandu/DHAKA: Heavy monsoon rains in Nepal, Bangladesh and India have killed more than 160 people in the last week, officials said on Tuesday, as authorities rushed to rescue those missing or stranded in flooded areas. In Nepal, the death toll rose to 115 amid more flash floods and landslides, with 38 people missing. Relief workers said 26 of Nepal’s 75 ... Read More »

Sri Lanka floods kill 8, leave thousands homeless

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COLOMBO: Floods and landslides in Sri Lanka have killed at least eight people, including a 10-month-old baby, and forced tens of thousands more to flee their homes, officials said Monday. The government has deployed troops to evacuate people living on slopes or in flood-hit areas and the navy is helping clear canals in Colombo to stop low-lying areas including the ... Read More »

Landslides bury 15 in flood-hit Indian Kashmir

SRINAGAR: Landslides buried at least 15 people in Indian Kashmir on Monday as hundreds fled their homes after heavy rain triggered flooding around the mountainous region. Police and witnesses said landslides had buried at least four houses in Chadoora, the worst hit area of the Himalayan region where hundreds were killed in devastating floods last September.   DESTRUCTIVE FLOW: A ... Read More »

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