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7 people confirmed dead in 6.5-magnitude Taiwan earthquake

Hotel and residential block were the worst hit by the quake in the port city of Hualien At least seven people are dead and 225 injured including tourists after a 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck just off the east coast of Taiwan. According to Police a strong 6.5-magnitude earthquake in Taiwan has killed at least seven people and injured more than 225 ... Read More »

Southern California mudslides, flooding leave at least 13 dead

About 5.5 inches of rain had fallen in parts of Ventura County over two days in southern California At least 13 people have been died after a powerful winter storm drenching Southern California sent mud, rocks and debris plummeting down wildfire-scarred hillsides and into several neighbourhoods, some of which house lavish celebrity homes. According to local media in just a ... Read More »

Earthquake near Iraq-Iran border killed around 200

Earthquake was centred about 19 miles outside the eastern Iraqi city of Halabja More than 200 people have been killed and at least 860 believed to have been injured after earthquake struck Iran near to the Iraq border. According to state media, at least 200 people killed and 860 injured in Iran after magnitude 7.3 earthquake struck near border between ... Read More »

Germany reiterates initiative on Disaster Risk Reduction in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD (PPA) – German government has stepped up its supports and initiatives which can help in reducing the risks to natural disasters in Pakistan to overcome the serious challenges such as rapid population growth, high levels of rural-urban migration and diminishing natural resources. Today (13 October) which is marked as the International Day for Disaster Reduction, Germany reaffirmed its commitment ... Read More »

Monsoon floods kill more than 1200 in India, Bangladesh and Nepal

Monsoon floods kill more than 1200 in India, Bangladesh and Nepal

Floods in India, Bangladesh and Nepal kill 1,200 and leave millions homeless The heavy rains and strong winds have killed more than 1,200 people in India, Bangladesh and Nepal while the death toll could rise. The devastating floods have hit South Asia in one of the worst flooding disasters to have affected the region in years. International aid agencies said ... Read More »

Pakistan, Cuba sign MoU on Disaster Management

Pakistan, Cuba sign MoU on Disaster Management

The MOU will enhance mutual cooperation between the two countries in the areas of Disaster Management and Risk Mitigation Pakistan and Cuba signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to co-operate in the field of Disaster Management. The MOU was signed by Chairman National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) Lieutenant General Omar Mehmood Hayat and Ambassador of Cuba to Pakistan, Mr. Gabriel ... Read More »

Storm Stella wreaks havoc in United States northeast

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Snow blanketed the streets, flights cancelled, schools closed and traffic became jammed as Storm Stella hits US A massive winter storm has hit much of the Northeast as New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania declare states of emergency. Winter storm Stella shut down schools, government offices and public transportation systems and cancelled thousands of flights across the country. The ... Read More »

Strong Earthquake in Italy kills at least 120, leaves towns in ruins

A man walks amidst rubble following an earthquake in Pescara del Tronto. Photo: Remo Casilli/Reuters

Deadly earthquake rocks central Italy; at least 120 dead and toll expected to rise At least 120 people have died after a powerful earthquake struck a remote area of central Italy on Wednesday, said Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, warning that the figure could still rise. Many people are missing and rescuers desperately digging through the rubble to free survivors. An ... Read More »

Flash floods, landslides kill 46 in Indonesia

Flash floods, landslides kill 46 in Indonesia

The districts of Purworejo, Banjarnegara and Kebumen are the hardest-hit areas, and most of the casualties came from there JAKARATA (Indonesia) – The death toll from a series of flash floods and landslides that occurred in 16 districts in Central Java over the weekend has risen to 46, according to Indonesia’s National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB). The landslides buried dozens ... Read More »

Ecuador earthquake toll rises to 350, more than 2500 injured

Powerful quake kills 77 in Ecuador

About 10,000 troops have been deployed to the coastal areas, with 3,500 extra national police officers sent to affected towns A powerful 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck Ecuador’s central coast Saturday evening, killing hundreds and devastating entire regions of the country. The death toll from Saturday’s earthquake has risen to 350. The new number was given to reporters Sunday night. President Rafael ... Read More »

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