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Bilawal asks govt to rescue people affected by floodwaters, landslides in Gilgit-Baltistan

KARACHI: Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Friday called upon the caretaker federal government to rescue thousands of people marooned in the Gilgit-Baltistan’s Diamer district and other parts severely affected by floodwaters and landslides unleashed by melting of glaciers. In a statement, the PPP chairman has pointed out that grim situation has devastated huge population who stand marooned due to widespread havoc created by the natural calamity. He expressed sympathies with those who lost their…

Typhoon Lan heads out to sea, leaves three dead and flooding

TOKYO: A rapidly weakening typhoon Lan made landfall in Japan on Monday, setting off landslides and flooding that prompted evacuation orders for tens of thousands of people, but then headed out to sea after largely sparing the capital, Tokyo. Three people were reported killed, hundreds of plane flights canceled, and train services disrupted in the wake of Lan, which had maintained intense strength until virtually the time it made landfall west of Tokyo in the early hours of Monday. At least three people were killed,…

Floods, landslides in Vietnam kill 37 people, thousands evacuated

HANOI: Floods caused by a tropical depression in Vietnam killed 37 people, one of the highest death tolls recorded in the country from flooding, the disaster prevention agency said on Thursday. Forty people were missing and 21 others were injured after rains caused landslides and flooding, mostly in northern and central Vietnam. “Our entire village had sleepless nights...it’s impossible to fight against this water, it’s the strongest in years,” Ngo Thi Su, a resident in northwestern Hoa Binh province, was quoted as saying…

At least 94 dead in monsoon disasters in Nepal and India

KATHMANDU: Monsoon floods and landslides have killed at least 94 people across Nepal and India but officials fear that figure could rise sharply as rescuers search for dozens believed lost under mud and in submerged villages. Authorities on Sunday upgraded the death toll from flash flooding across landlocked Nepal to 49 as the water kept rising, forcing thousands to flee for higher ground. "Another 17 are missing. Search and rescue works are underway but the water levels have not declined yet," said Shankar Hari…

Heavy rains, landslides kill at least 77 in Bangladesh

DHAKA: Heavy monsoon rains and landslides have killed at least 77 people in southeast Bangladesh, burying many in their homes as they slept, authorities said on Tuesday. Three young children from the same family were among those killed in the disaster, which comes just weeks after a cyclone battered the area, destroying camps housing thousands of Rohingya refugees. Police warned that the death toll would likely rise as emergency workers reached remote parts of the Chittagong Hills, where telephone and transport links…