• Wednesday, September 17, 2014

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Monsoon floods kill 80 in Kashmir

Monsoon floods kill 80 in Kashmir

Heavy monsoon rains have inundated Kashmir, causing flash floods and landslides that left at least 80 people dead on the Indian and Pakistani controlled sides of the disputed Himalayan region. Another 36 people were killed in Pakistan's eastern Punjab region when their roofs collapsed Thursday, said Ahmad Kamal, a spokesman for Pakistan's National Disaster...

Heavy rain inundates low-lying areas

Heavy rain inundates low-lying areas

Torrential rain submerged different parts of Chittagong city yesterday, while the Muhuri and Kohuya rivers in spate breached a flood protection embankment in Phulgazi upazila of Feni, inundating 15 villages. Several thousand people in low lying areas of Chittagong division have been marooned as those areas went under water. Water entered houses and submerged...

Incessant rainfall inundates city roads

Incessant rainfall inundates city roads

Heavy rainfall submerged parts of Dhaka in knee-deep water today, causing much suffering to city dwellers. Beginning yesterday, the rain came down hard around 8:45am. The water logging has exposed the poor drainage system in the city. Purba Rajabazar, Karwan Bazar, Panthapath, Shahbagh, Shantinagar and some other lower-lying areas in the city have been inundated. Commuters,...

Lighting kills 3 in Chuadanga

Lighting kills 3 in Chuadanga

At least three people were killed and 11 were injured by lightning strike during torrential rains in different upazilas of Chuadanga this morning. The deceased are Sadek Ali, 52, Mandar Ali, 30 and Saidur, 35. The thunderbolt struck during four-hour heavy downpour since 7:00am, reports our Kushtia correspondent. The injured were rushed to different local hospitals. Of...

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