52 dead in China floods, including 2 kids on overloaded bus

2015-05-24 10:00

The death toll in China's latest round of flooding has risen to at least 52, including two schoolchildren aboard a bus carrying more than twice its authorised passenger load that plunged into a pond.

Death toll in Chile floods rises to 24, 69 missing

2015-04-02 14:13

The death toll from floods devastating northern Chile has risen by one to at least 24, officials say, as President Michelle Bachelet cancelled a trip to a regional summit to cope with the crisis.

Death toll in Chile floods rises to 18

2015-03-31 05:38

At least 18 people have been killed in flash floods that hit a normally arid region of northern Chile last week, and about the same number remain missing.

Chilean desert floods kill at least four

2015-03-26 19:50

Flash floods in a normally bone-dry region of northern Chile have killed at least four people and left 22 missing.

Argentine flooding - 12 die, thousands evacuated

2015-03-06 22:09

Argentine officials say that flooding from heavy rains has left 12 people dead.

1 000s evacuated in Argentina flooding

2015-03-05 07:43

More heavy rain has triggered thousands of evacuations and flooding across five Argentine provinces, with at least one person dead and another missing.

Flash flood hits Randburg

2015-02-17 10:45

Three people have been treated after they were forced to flee their homes during a flash flood from the Klein Jukskei River in Randburg, Johannesburg paramedics say.

Mozambique floods carnage continues

2015-02-02 22:24

Floods that have ravaged northern and central parts of Mozambique have killed 159 people and affected nearly 160 000.

Malawi flood victims in dire need

2015-01-23 22:30

Tens of thousands of people urgently need clean water, food, shelter and medical care across southern Africa.

Floods devastate Malawi, food security a concern

2015-01-19 08:41

Food security has become a major concern as torrential rains are expected to continue in the southern African country of Malawi.


Cannabis revellers trapped by floodwaters in Australia

2015-05-02 09:27

An Australian town has been cut off by floodwaters, trapping hundreds of people attending the town’s annual cannabis festival.

Chile desert floods death toll hits 23, 57 missing

2015-04-01 08:24

The death toll from devastating flash floods in Chile’s normally arid north has risen to 23 after five bodies were found, and the number of missing has surged to 57, authorities say.

Flooding in Chilean desert region kills 6

2015-03-27 08:48

Flash floods in a normally bone-dry region of northern Chile has killed six people and left 19 missing, officials say, prompting the government to declare a state of emergency and send in the army.

Chile declares state of emergency in flood-hit desert region

2015-03-26 09:20

Chile's government has declared a state of emergency for the Atacama desert region in the country’s north after flooding from heavy rain.

Deluge kills 42 in Tanzania

2015-03-05 22:32

Floods have killed at least 42 people in Tanzania, as authorities warn of more heavy rains.

Floods kill 38 in Tanzania

2015-03-04 18:49

Flooding sparked by a hail and rainstorm has killed 38 people in a village in north western Tanzania, police say.

Rain and snow batter Balkans

2015-02-06 18:10

Floods have killed a woman in Albania and Macedonia sent more troops to a waterlogged central area after fresh rains, while snow closed roads and cut power in Croatia, Bosnia and Slovenia.

Mozambique floods claim more lives

2015-01-27 05:41

The death toll from flooding in parts of Mozambique has risen to 117, with more than 157 000 people affected.

Devastating floods in Mozambique

2015-01-19 17:05

Floods that have been raging in Mozambique for 10 days have killed 71 people.

Fighting waterborne diseases a priority in Malawi

2015-01-18 19:45

An aid official in Malawi says the prevention of waterborne diseases is a priority where floods have killed at least 176 people and displaced 200 000.

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