July 21, 2001 |
Floods that have hammered eastern India for a week worsened as more than 100,000 people were evacuated from their homes after torrents of water released from a dam poured into already-flooded coastal plains. Officials said about 7 million people had been hit by the flooding, which has claimed 42 lives and left more than a million marooned since spreading into giant lakes across the state of Orissa earlier this week.
September 24, 2000 |
Torrential rains and floods in eastern India have killed at least 210 people in the last six days and have left nearly 15 million stranded, officials said Saturday. In Vietnam, the death toll from the worst floods to hit the Mekong Delta in decades rose to 94 today, but water levels were expected to peak and then start to recede in the next few days. Most of the 94 people killed in the Mekong Delta floods have been children.
August 27, 2000 |
Under-prepared authorities battled to restore normalcy in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh on Saturday as flooding from the heaviest rain in nearly 50 years left at least 131 people dead. Ominous, dark clouds hung over the state's capital city of Hyderabad as flood waters receded slowly and residents assessed one of the worst urban disasters in India's recent history.
August 19, 2000 |
Waterborne diseases and flooding caused by seasonal monsoon rains have killed more than 70 people and sickened hundreds in India over the past week, authorities and news reports said. A bus with more than 60 passengers was swept away by the swollen Banas River in the central state of Madhya Pradesh. Only seven people managed to swim to safety, the news agency Press Trust of India quoted police as saying.
August 9, 2000 |
Torrential rains have triggered flash floods and mudslides in South Asia, leaving about 170 people dead and millions homeless, officials said. The Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan, wedged between India and China, said that at least 11 high-rise buildings in Tala, in the south, had collapsed. The floods also submerged a large part of Kaziranga National Park in India, home to 1,600 one-horned rhinos and hundreds of elephants.
August 7, 2000 |
Swirling flood waters of the Brahmaputra River have submerged the homes of more than 2 million people, drowning at least 40 of them in India's remote northeast, officials said. Thirty-five other people have died of encephalitis, dysentery and malaria in Assam state in the past two days, they said. Military helicopters have dropped food, medicine and tents to hundreds of people stranded on rooftops since Thursday.