ARTICLES RELATING TO NATURAL DISASTERS

Aftershocks in Nepal cause more terror

2015-04-26 13:18

Powerful aftershocks are rocking Nepal, panicking survivors of a quake that killed more than 2 200 and triggering fresh avalanches at the Everest base camp.

6.7 magnitude aftershock hits Nepal

2015-04-26 10:24

A report says a 6.7-magnitude aftershock has struck earthquake-devastated Nepal with climbers reporting the tremor triggered more avalanches on Mount Everest.

Nepalese dig with bare hands for quake survivors

2015-04-26 08:36

Rescuers are digging with their bare hands and bodies are piling up in Nepal after the earthquake devastated the heavily crowded Kathmandu valley.

International aid groups rush to reach Nepal quake victims

2015-04-25 19:20

International aid groups have rushed to respond to a massive earthquake in Nepal that claimed more than 1 400 lives as aftershocks and severed communications hampered rescue efforts.

Moderate earthquake rattles New Zealand capital

2015-04-23 10:45

A moderate 4.7-magnitude earthquake has hit the New Zealand capital Wellington, the US Geological Survey says.

Two friends killed in US tornado

2015-04-11 08:45

Fairdale, the tornado-hit US town is grappling to come to terms with the death of two friends found dead after winds of up to 320km/h left the town in tatters.

State of emergency as super typhoon batters Micronesia

2015-04-01 09:18

An emergency has been declared in the Micronesian state of Chuuk as Super Typhoon Maysak cut a destructive path across the central Pacific leaving at least 5 dead and extensive damage.

Chile: 17 dead after desert floods

2015-03-30 20:13

Chile's government says 17 people have been killed and 20 are still missing after torrential rains caused flooding in a northern desert region.

Deadly Indonesian landslide

2015-03-29 15:28

Six people have been killed and four others missing after a landslide triggered by heavy rain hit Indonesia's main island of Java.

UN officials: Women are key in tackling disaster

2015-03-16 14:13

Women are far more exposed to disasters than men given their frontline roles in the home and in healthcare, the UN says, arguing that improving gender equality is key to saving lives.

 

Survivors talk about Everest avalanche

2015-04-26 11:52

The AFP Nepal bureau chief Ammu Kannampilly, has talked to survivors about their experiences when part of the Everest base camp was flattened by the Nepal earthquake.

Choppers rescue Everest avalanche victims

2015-04-26 09:15

Helicopters are still airlifted injured climbers off Mount Everest after an avalanche killed at least 17 people, as snow roared towards the base camp.

International rescue effort, aid stepped up for Nepal

2015-04-26 07:34

International aid groups and governments have escalated efforts to dispatch rescuers and supplies to earthquake-hit Nepal.

Chile on alert as volcano roars to life

2015-04-24 06:06

Southern Chile has been placed on alert for a fresh eruption after the Calbuco volcano burst into life for the first time in half a century, forcing 5 000 people to evacuate and lighting up the night sky.

Storm in eastern India kills 33

2015-04-22 13:52

A powerful storm has swept through India's eastern Bihar state overnight leaving at least 33 people dead and destroying crops and properties, officials and a report say.

Illinois town hit by tornado

2015-04-10 08:48

At least one large tornado touched down in northern Illinois, killing one person and injuring seven others in a small community as severe weather pummelled the Midwest.

Baby among 15 killed by landslide in Kashmir

2015-03-31 13:36

Emergency workers in Indian Kashmir have recovered 15 bodies including that of a three-week-old baby after a landslide triggered by heavy rains buried several houses.

18 killed in Burundi landslides - Governor

2015-03-30 11:14

Landslides in Burundi have killed at least 18 people with 10 more missing after torrential rains, a local governor says.

Vanuatu hospital struggles as more cyclone victims arrive

2015-03-18 07:52

Doctors at Vanuatu's main hospital have so far treated 150 patients with cyclone-related injuries and illnesses, a news report says, after a powerful cyclone hit the region.

Vanuatu president: Cyclone Pam was a monster

2015-03-16 10:58

Vanuatu's president says that the cyclone that hammered the tiny South Pacific archipelago was a 'monster' that has destroyed or damaged 90% of the buildings in the capital and has forced the nation to start anew.

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