ARTICLES RELATING TO NATURAL DISASTERS

Volcano in southern Japan erupts

2016-10-08 22:27

Mount Aso in southern Japan has sent huge plumes of gray smoke as high as 11km into the air in one of the volcano's biggest explosions in years.

WATCH: At least 8 dead, 19 missing after China landslides

2016-10-01 13:28

At least eight people have died and around 19 are still missing after devastating landslides swept through two eastern Chinese villages, local authorities told the official Xinhua news agency.

At least 9 dead as typhoon hits northern Japan

2016-08-31 09:35

Nine elderly people were killed when their nursing home flooded in northern Japan after Typhoon Lionrock dumped heavy rains on the area.

Italy quake survivor recounts 'evil murmur of moving walls'

2016-08-25 18:47

Among the survivors of the devastating earthquake which has struck Italy are nuns, at least one priest and even some people who had escaped unscathed from earlier quakes.

US declares disaster for Louisiana floods

2016-08-15 15:55

At least five people dead and more than 20 000 rescued in US state amid predictions of more rain from storm system.

Scores dead, millions affected as floods hit India

2016-07-31 07:03

At least 52 people have been killed and tens of thousands evacuated as floods driven by torrential monsoon rains ravaged India's eastern states, according to officials and news reports.

Third earthquake shakes Tokyo in 4 days

2016-07-20 12:16

A moderately strong earthquake has shaken the Japanese capital for the third time in four days.

Landslides and flooding in India kill at least eight

2016-07-01 13:58

Flooding and landslides triggered by heavy rain in a mountainous part of north India have killed at least eight people and 30 more are missing, a disaster control official says.

Scientific robots to swim in Bay of Bengal in monsoon study

2016-06-14 12:06

Scientists from the UK will soon release robots into Bay of Bengal in a study aimed at improving monsoon predictions.

6.1 magnitude quake, aftershocks shake northwest Nicaragua

2016-06-10 14:14

A strong 6.1 magnitude earthquake and at least four major aftershocks shook northwestern Nicaragua, triggering panic among residents and damaging some homes, officials say.

 

Hamlets evacuated as Colima volcano erupts

2016-10-01 21:26

Eruptions at the Colima volcano in western Mexico have led authorities to evacuate three small hamlets on the volcano's slopes.

Tanzania quake kills at least 11; president says many dead

2016-09-10 21:43

A Tanzanian police official says that at least 11 people have died in one town in the 5.7-magnitude earthquake that shook the Lake Victoria region, while the president says that many are dead

Italy buries quake dead, recalls sisters embracing in rubble

2016-08-27 18:17

Italians observe a day of national mourning as leaders join grieving families for a state funeral for 35 of the 290 people killed in Wednesday's quake.

Louisiana flooding kills 6, sends 1000s fleeing for higher ground

2016-08-15 22:02

Thousands of people in the US state of Louisiana are hunkering down in shelters, forced out of their homes by horrific flooding that took many people by surprise.

PICS: Mexico landslides leave 40 dead as new storm forms

2016-08-08 14:22

Landslides triggered by Tropical Storm Earl's remnants have killed at least 40 people in Mexico, officials say, as a new storm threatened the country's Pacific coast.

Cele warns of further food price hikes as drought continues

2016-07-21 22:45

Ongoing drought in South Africa has disrupted food production and threatens to push food prices up, says agriculture deputy minister Bheki Cele.

Over 15 000 evacuated in Taiwan as typhoon heads to China

2016-07-08 11:09

Super Typhoon Nepartak brought chaos to Taiwan, forcing more than 15 000 people to flee their homes as the strongest winds in over a century lashed part of the island.

Lightning kills at least 67 in India

2016-06-22 11:44

At least 67 people have been killed by lightning in India over the past two days, disaster management officials say, as the annual monsoon rains sweep the country.

Water-for-votes allegations denied by ANC KZN

2016-06-12 14:22

The ANC in KwaZulu-Natal is alleged to be behind a memo calling for taps around Pietermaritzburg to be shut off and water tankers sent in to give the impression it was “delivering”, it has reported.

State of drought disaster declared in 8 provinces

2016-06-09 20:51

A state of disaster has been declared in eight provinces as a drought continues across the country.

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