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  • Death toll rises to 14 after Hurricane Florence hits Carolina

    Washington DC : The death toll in Hurricane Florence that struck last week rose to 14, as torrential rains and heavy flooding continued to batter North Carolina and South Carolina states. Earlier, the death toll stood at eight. Currently, the storm is travelling westwards at 13 kph setting its sights on Charlotte in North Carolina, with winds measuring 61 kph.

  • Kolkata bridge collapse: Death toll rises to three, NDRF calls off rescue

    Kolkata: One more body was recovered Thursday from the debris of the collapsed Majerhat Bridge in southern part of the city, taking the toll in the incident to three, a police official said. The body was identified as that of Goutam Mondal (45), a labourer hailing from Murshidabad district, who was missing along with another labourer Pranab Dey since the accident on Tuesday, he said.

  • Kerala Rains wreak havoc: All we know so far about the massive floods in Kerala

    With rains still pouring down heavily leading to flooding of dams and rivers across Kerala, the death toll in the state has increased to over 173, leaving more than 40 injured. As the flood situation continued to deteriorate in the state, as many as 33 dams have opened their shutters to release excess water due to heavy rain. Due to the heavy rainfall, the Kochi International Airport has been shut till Saturday.

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    Kerala Rains: Death toll rises to 79 as heavy rains continue to batter Kerala

    Thiruvananthapuram: With rains still pouring down heavily leading to flooding of dams and rivers across Kerala, 12 fresh deaths were reported on Thursday, taking the toll to 79, since August 8. Entire Kerala has been on a red alert since Wednesday evening. A total of 28 deaths were reported on the day.

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    Kerala Rains: Death toll rises to 26 in flood-hit Kerala; PM Modi offers assistance to those affected

    Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala): At least 26 people have lost their lives so far across rain-battered Kerala due to flooding and landslides caused by the torrential downpour in the state. Owing to incessant rains and a subsequent rise in the water level in various dams, shutters of few reservoirs are being opened to accommodate the additional flow of water.

  • Death toll jumps to 347 after earthquake hits Indonesia’s Lombok Island

    Jakarta : The death toll in the 6.9 magnitude earthquake that struck Indonesia’s Lombok island on Sunday swelled to 347, according to the state-run Antara news agency. Indonesia’s national disaster agency had last put the death toll figure at 131. As aid has begun to reach the northern parts of the island, which were among the worst hit by the natural calamity, many people are complaining that assistance has not arrived in

  • Death toll to rises to 164 as earthquake jolts Indonesia’s Lombok Island

    Mataram (Indonesia): The death toll from a devastating earthquake on the Indonesian island of Lombok has risen above 160, an official said today, as authorities urgently appealed for medicine, food and clean water for some 156,000 people displaced by the disaster.

  • Guatemala volcano death toll rises to 147

    Guatemala City: The death toll from the eruption of Guatemala’s Fuego volcano on June 3 has risen to 147, officials said. The National Forensic Sciences Institute on Wednesday said that it had managed to identify nine more sets of human remains, including three minors — a 12-year-old boy and two teenagers, both aged 16, Efe news reported.

  • Japan Floods: Death toll in rain disaster rises to 199, says Government

    Tokyo: The toll in record rains that have devastated parts of Japan today rose to 199, with dozens still missing, a top government spokesman said. Yoshihide Suga said search operations were continuing after the worst weather-related disaster in Japan in over three decades.

  • Japan floods: Death toll in floods rises to 176

    Tokyo : The death toll in the deadly flash floods in Japan has risen to 176, Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said on Wednesday. Suga further noted that nine people are currently missing, CNN reported.

  • Japan floods: Death toll from devastating floods rises to 141

    Death toll from devastating floods in Japan rises to 104

    Tokyo: The death toll from devastating floods resulting from torrential rains pounding Japan has increased to 104, with 56 others reported missing, authorities said on Monday. The rains since July 5, especially in the western prefecture of Hiroshima and the southwestern prefecture of Ehime, caused floods and landslides that destroyed thousands of houses and completely cut off several towns, reports Efe news.

  • Assam flood situation worsens, death toll reaches 20: District Disaster Management Authority

    Guwahati: The flood situation in Assam deteriorated as the flood-related incidents claimed six more lives in the state, taking the death toll to 20. The devastating floods, heavy rains and landslides have created havoc in several north-eastern states in the past week, claiming many lives in Assam, Tripura and Manipur.

  • Guatemala volcano eruption death toll reaches 114

    Guatemala City: The death toll from the eruption of the Fuego volcano in Guatemala on June 3 has increased to 114 after another four bodies were found, according to authorities.

  • Kabul blast: Death toll in suicide bombing rises to 52

    Kabul : The death toll in Sunday’s deadly suicide bombing in Kabul has risen to 52. More than 100 others were injured in the blast that hit a crowd waiting at a voter and ID registration centre, according to the Afghan officials.

  • Death toll in Madhya Pradesh accident rises to 21

    Bhopal: The death toll in last night’s accident in Madhya Pradesh’s Sidhi district where a mini-truck carrying a marriage party fell off a bridge over Sone River has gone up to 21, a police official said today.

  • Bharat Bandh: Death toll rises to 7 after protests turns violent in Madhya Pradesh

    Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh): The death toll in Madhya Pradesh due to violent protests during the nationwide bandh called by several Dalit organisations against the alleged dilution of the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act has reached seven after one more person succumbed to its injuries.