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Update: Over 7,000 affected, 15 deaths as rains, floods wreak havoc in Sri Lanka

Over 7,000 people were affected and 15 people have died in Sri Lanka as heavy rains caused flooding and landslides in several areas in the island, the Disaster Management Center (DMC) said. The western and southern regions experienced heavy rains with more than 100 millimeters within about an hour on Sunday and many areas in Western Province have been flooded due to the torrential rainfall, the DMC said…

 

Six dead, thousands left homeless by Siberia floods

Six people have died in southern Siberia and thousands more have been evacuated after torrential rain led to major floods. A state of emergency has been declared in the areas worst hit, the government said in a statement Saturday. “Nearly 4,000 homes have been flooded by rivers swollen by heavy rains, and around 7,600 people have been displaced,” said the statement, from Russia’s emergencies ministry…

 

Unusual flood images as heavy rain pounds İstanbul

Thousands of social media users posted unusual photos of floods in İstanbul as heavy rain wreaked life havoc in Turkey’s financial heartland. Üsküdar and Ümraniye coasts in Anatolian side of İstanbul inundated with water and people were seen walking and vehicles swimming through the water…

 

Chinese official urges disaster training for rural “left-behind”

A Chinese official on Thursday called for more training preparing the country’s “left-behind” rural population for natural disasters. Citing United Nations data, Lai Hongzhou, with the Ministry of Civil Affairs, said that female casualties far outnumber those of men in rural areas of developing countries following natural disasters…