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Did rats cause the floods that ravaged north Indian state?

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Rats are responsible for floods which killed more than 500 people and rendered thousands homeless last month in India's Bihar state, the government has announced in all seriousness. Squarely blaming rats, Rajiv Ranjan Singh, Bihar’s Water Resources Minister, claimed that the rodents bore so any holes in multiple embankments built to prevent flooding that they couldn't withstand pressure when water levels rose resulting in death and destruction. Also read: 25 found dead as toll from ...

Families in flood-hit Colombian city search for children as death toll rises

Monday, 3 April 2017

Jose Albeiro Vargas last saw his grandson the night a fierce rain came and unleashed havoc on this small city surrounded by rivers and mountains in southern Colombia.From what the store owner has been able to gather, the torrents of mud, water and debris unleashed on the city of Mocoa by the rain-swollen river swept away his 18-month-old grandson, Jadir Estiven. On Sunday, Vargas was searching for the boy and the infant’s young mother, his daughter. The baby’s father ...

Man taking selfie among seven dead in Iran storms

Saturday, 18 February 2017

A man taking a selfie after an Iranian dam burst was among at least seven people killed as floods, avalanches and dust storms gripped the country, state media reported on Saturday. The 40-year-old was swept away while taking the photograph beside a river swollen by the breach of the earthen dam near the southeastern city of Jiroft, a Red Crescent official told the official IRNA news agency. His body has yet to be recovered. The dam burst flooded parts of Jiroft, damaging dozens of homes. A ...

Summer floods in Sudan kill over 100, destroy 14,000 homes

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Floods are common during the rainy season in Sudan, when rivers overflow

Heavy rains, floods, hit southern US, 43C along East Coast

Saturday, 13 August 2016

Millions will spend the weekend hot under the collar, 1000 rescued from floods

Sudan floods kill 76, destroy thousands of houses

Thursday, 4 August 2016

Floods and heavy rain in Sudan have killed 76 people and destroyed thousands of homes

Paris museum reopens as French floods slowly ease

Monday, 6 June 2016

The flood risks along the Seine moved downstream after forcing thousands from their homes and houseboats earlier this week

Over 200 families feared buried by landslides in Sri Lanka

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Massive landslides triggered by torrential rains crashed down onto three villages in the central hills of Sri Lanka

Pakistan man honored for saving Saudi citizen from drowning

Thursday, 21 April 2016

Shaukat al-Amin was honored for saving the life of a Saudi citizen from drowning

Pakistan rains death toll rises to 71

Tuesday, 5 April 2016

The death toll after heavy rains in Pakistan’s northwest and in Kashmir rose to 71

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