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Flood in North worsening

Flood in North worsening

 Swelling rivers in the country's north inundated fresh areas yesterday, leaving more people displaced and houses, schools, croplands submerged. Three flood control embankments in Jamalpur and Bogra collapsed in strong currents. According to the Water Development Board (WDB), the Brahmaputra, Jamuna, Kangsha, Surma, Dhaleswari and Lakhya flowed above danger level in at least 10 points...

Fresh areas at 40 Lalmonirhat villages inundated

Fresh areas at 40 Lalmonirhat villages inundated

  The flood situation in Lalmonirhat worsened further today as fresh areas at 40 villages in five upazilas went under water, leaving 4,000 people marooned. The Teesta water is flowing above 30 centimetres (cm) of its danger level, sources at Water Development Board (WDB), Dalia point told The Daily Star this morning. The water level of...

Weather goes haywire

Weather goes haywire

In just three days beginning Friday, Teknaf experienced 482 millimetres of rain, exceeding what is usual for the whole of August. The Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre (FFWC) records Teknaf's maximum and normal rainfall for August at 1,382mm and 438mm, and the number of rainy days at 12 to 25. The coastal upazila had 1,019.4mm...

Nepal and India floods leave many dead

Nepal and India floods leave many dead

At least 160 people are reported to have been killed in floods and landslides following days of torrential rain in Nepal and northern India. In Nepal, officials said at least 101 people were known to have died after rescuers found four more bodies. More than 130 people are still missing. In northern Indian states severe...

Teesta, Dharla, Surma inundate 160 villages in 4 dists

Teesta, Dharla, Surma inundate 160 villages in 4 dists

The water flow of the Teesta, Dharla and Surma rivers rose sharply due to heavy downpour and onrush of hill water, inundating over 160 villages in Lalmonirhat, Nilphamari, Sunamganj and Sherpur districts in the last couple of days. The inundation has left more than one lakh ten thousand people marooned from the suffering localities...

10 killed in Bulgaria floods

10 killed in Bulgaria floods

At least 10 people have died and several are missing after torrential rain and heavy floods hit eastern Bulgaria, officials say. Floodwaters in the Black Sea port city of Varna surged up to 1m (3.2ft). Many residents had to be rescued as cars were swept away. Hundreds have been left without electricity or food. There have...

73 killed in Afghan flash floods

73 killed in Afghan flash floods

Flash flooding in the remote northern Afghan province of Baghlan has killed at least 73 people and forced thousands to abandon their homes, police say. The flooding has been deadliest in the Guzargah-e-Nur district of the province 140km (87 miles) north of the provincial capital Puli Khumri. Police say the dead include women and children....

Immense clean-up in Balkans after flood of the century

A huge clean-up was in full swing in the Balkans yesterday after a week of cataclysmic floods that killed 51 people and sparked the biggest exodus since the 1990s wars. The task facing the thousands of rescue workers, volunteers and soldiers was immense, with dozens of towns and villages devastated by the region's worst natural disaster in living memory. Several thousand buildings were wrecked as the river Sava and its tributaries became a raging torrent and burst their banks last week,...

Princes William, Harry sandbag against UK floods

Princes William, Harry sandbag against UK floods

Prince William and Prince Harry helped flood-hit British villagers protect their homes Friday, unloading sandbags alongside soldiers in a River Thames village. The princes, who have both served in the armed forces, joined a work crew In Datchet, west of London, from about 6:00am on what aides said was a private visit. The princes were...

Swollen Thames threatens UK homes

Swollen Thames threatens UK homes

Thousands of homes along the River Thames are threatened with flooding as water levels continue to rise. Fourteen severe flood warnings are in place in Berkshire and Surrey, while two remain in Somerset. Amid criticism of Environment Agency head Lord Smith, PM David Cameron - who is in flood-hit Dorset - said it was not...

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