ARTICLES RELATING TO NATURAL DISASTERS

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.

Tropical Storm Colin forms in Gulf, speeds toward Florida

2016-06-06 11:34

Tropical Storm Colin formed in the Gulf of Mexico and was speeding on a course to hit Florida with rains forecasters said could cause serious flooding along much of the state's Gulf coast.

Rescue workers continue search for buried bodies in Sri Lanka floods

2016-05-18 12:14

Rescue workers have recovered 17 bodies buried in mudslides caused by heavy rains in central Sri Lanka, raising the death toll due to bad weather to 36.

New aftershocks shake Ecuador

2016-04-23 07:21

New aftershocks have continued to rattle Ecuador as emergency workers continued searching for bodies after a devastating 7.8-magnitude earthquake that killed nearly 600 people.

Ecuador quake: Lucky duck pulled from rubble

2016-04-21 19:00

Rescuers searching through quake-collapsed buildings in Ecuador have found an unusual survivor - a flapping duck that had been buried under a pile of rubble.

Death toll in Ecuador quake tops 500

2016-04-20 19:10

The death toll from the powerful earthquake that shook Ecuador at the weekend has risen to at least 525, officials say.

Ecuador quake: Almost 500 dead, toll set to climb

2016-04-19 22:02

About 1 700 people are still missing three days after a big earthquake struck Ecuador, an official has said, raising fears that a death toll currently put at 480, could dramatically rise.

Dramatic rescue amid rubble gives Ecuador hope

2016-04-18 22:29

Rescuers have pulled three people out alive after being trapped more than 32 hours between the floor and roof of a shopping centre that was flattened in the weekend's powerful earthquake.

 

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.

3 die in floodwaters as strong storm lashes east Australia

2016-06-06 11:34

Three people have been killed in floodwaters from a strong storm that pounded Australia's east coast over the weekend.

Terror of Sri Lankan landslides: 'All I could do was scream'

2016-05-19 13:28

Heavy rains Thursday continued to pound the central Sri Lankan region where at least three villages have already been swallowed by mountains of mud, forcing army soldiers and police to suspend rescue work

Massive tornadoes rip across Oklahoma, at least two killed

2016-05-10 08:26

Several massive tornadoes churned above Oklahoma, with at least two touching down in the US Plains state, killing at least two people, the authorities and US media say.

Mudslide kills at least 15 in India's remote northeast

2016-04-22 10:43

Police say torrential rains triggered a mudslide in India's remote northeast bordering China, killing at least 15 people.

5 ex-cops plead guilty in bridge shootings after Katrina

2016-04-20 22:11

Five former police officers have pleaded guilty to a reduced number of charges in the deadly shootings on the Danziger Bridge in the days following Hurricane Katrina and are expected to be sentenced to far less prison time than they originally faced.

Anger erupts as 1 700 still missing in Ecuador quake

2016-04-19 23:49

The death toll from Ecuador's earthquake is feared to rise sharply as authorities have warned that 1 700 people are still missing and anger gripped families of victims trapped in the rubble.

Quakes: Japan asks US to help

2016-04-19 07:41

Japan has enlisted US help to airlift supplies to some of the 100 000 people made homeless by earthquakes in the country's south, as rescuers struggled to find those still missing in a massive landslide.

7.8-magnitude quake hits Ecuador, at least 41 dead

2016-04-17 07:19

A powerful, 7.8-magnitude earthquake has shaken Ecuador's central coast killing at least 41 people and spreading panic as it collapsed homes and buckled a major overpass.

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