500 000 flee homes amid Sri Lanka flood misery

2016-05-20 16:03

Desperate Sri Lankans have clambered onto rubber dinghies and makeshift rafts to escape monster floods in the capital Colombo, as officials said 500 000 people had fled their homes across the island.

SL troops dig through mud in search for missing

2016-05-19 17:48

Sri Lankan troops are digging through tons of mud to search for more than 100 people reported missing after landslides buried two villages, claiming at least 24 lives.

Storms kill at least 33 in Bangladesh

2016-05-12 23:13

Fierce tropical storms have wreaked havoc across Bangladesh killing more than 30 people, with police attributing many of the deaths to lightning strikes.

Downpours trigger fatal Uganda landslides

2016-05-10 23:15

About 15 people were killed and dozens injured in landslides triggered by torrential downpours in hilly western Uganda.

Many Rwanda landslides amid rains

2016-05-09 22:31

Landslides have resulted in the deaths of 49 people in Rwanda's north following heavy rains.

Disaster management teams dispatched to flood hit areas in KZN - Cogta

2016-05-08 17:59

The Department of Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs in KwaZulu-Natal has dispatched disaster management teams to various flood hit areas across the province, MEC Nomusa Dube-Ncube says.

Heavy rains may scupper search for Durban drowning victims

2016-05-08 11:40

Police search and rescue divers may be forced to abort the second day of searching for two people presumed drowned after three women and a child were swept into a river. The bodies of two women have been recovered.

Rainstorm during Hindu pilgrimage kills 6

2016-05-05 21:02

A heavy rainstorm collapsed tents at a sprawling Hindu pilgrimage site in central India, killing at least six people and injuring 30.

Nine dead after Haiti weekend storms

2016-05-02 22:29

A boat capsized in rough waters off Haiti during a violent weekend storm, killing eight people, while another was swept away by a river.

Weekend cold front set to see snow on higher peaks of Drakensberg

2016-04-29 09:22

With the province gearing up for a cold front this weekend, snow has been predicted for Kokstad and the Drakensberg with the possibility of light snowfall in Mooi River and Underberg.


Floods and landslides kill over 100 people in Ethiopia

2016-05-19 22:33

At least 20 000 homeless as meteorologists blame Ethiopia's high rainfall on this year's particularly powerful El Nino.

Western Cape ready for winter disasters, fires

2016-05-17 19:15

Winter may be coming to the Western Cape, but the legislature is comfortable with the province’s readiness to handle disasters and fire.

Drought forces Coca-Cola to halt canned drinks in Namibia

2016-05-12 17:01

Coca-Cola will stop production of all canned drinks in Namibia and has warned consumers of possible shortages, the company says, as a regional drought worsens across southern Africa.

Flooding triggers deadly landslides in China

2016-05-10 16:58

Days of heavy rain, blamed on El Nino, have brought disruption and devastation to several major Chinese cities.

More-than-average rainfall causes havoc

2016-05-09 12:00

Disaster management personnel were dispatched on Sunday to various flood-hit areas across the province.

Community rejoices after boy pulled from rubble – paramedics

2016-05-08 16:15

A Durban community has rejoiced after a 4-year-old boy was pulled out from under the rubble of an informal residential structure that had collapsed while he was in it, paramedics say.

Man survives house collapse as heavy rain batters Durban

2016-05-08 09:31

Durban’s emergency services are on high alert as torrential rain batters the city, resulting in several structural collapses and road accidents.

Southeast Europe flood warning

2016-05-03 22:34

Warnings have been issued in Bulgaria, eastern Greece and along Turkey's west coast mainly for heavy rain and large hail.

Cambodian heatwave affects schoolchildren

2016-05-02 21:23

Cambodia's education ministry has shortened the school day by one hour to help schoolchildren cope with a heatwave.

Nothing funny as comedian lives rough during cold front

2016-04-27 10:30

Cape Town comedian, DevDonDidIt, will put his jokes aside as he lives rough for three days in a bid to collect warm clothes for the homeless ahead of winter – just as an intense cold front hits the city.

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