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Indonesia’s Sumatra floods, landslides kill 27

Torrential rains triggered flash floods and landslides on the Indonesian island of Sumatra, killing at least 27 people, including a dozen children at a school, officials said Saturday. A flash flood with mud and debris from landslides struck Mandailing Natal district in North Sumatra province and smashed an Islamic school …

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2 Britons among 9 dead in Mallorca floods

At least nine people including two Britons were killed as heavy rain and flash floods hit the Spanish island of Mallorca, authorities said on Wednesday. Torrents of brown water swept cars along narrow streets in the eastern town of Sant Llorenc late on Tuesday. Rivers burst their banks, and swamped …

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Indian Business and Professional Council donates Rs 9,27,000 to Kerala CM’s Relief Fund

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 9: Indian Business and Professional Council (IBPC) donated Indian rupees 9,27,000 (nine lakhs twenty seven thousand) to Kerala Flood Relief Chief Minister’s Fund. IBPC has donated nine lakhs twenty seven thousand rupees (Rs 9,27,000) to Kerala Chief Ministers Relief Fund. E.P Jayarajan, Minister for Industries and Sports …

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Bhavans Kuwait extends helping hand to Kerala

Schools cancel customary celebrations, offer expenses to flood relief fund KUWAIT CITY, Aug 30: In the aftermath of the worst deluge in a century, in the Indian state of Kerala, fondly known as God’s Own Country the Good Samaritans of Bhavans, Kuwait irrespective of caste, creed or nationality, joined their …

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Tourism in Kerala left ‘mud-bound’ – ‘GDP growth may fall’

NEW DELHI/ALAPPUZHA, Aug 28, (RTRS): More than a week after the floodwater began subsiding, animal carcasses are still floating in Kerala’s backwaters, and in places a nauseating stench rises like a wall when the wake from a passing boat breaks the surface. These inland lagoons running parallel to the coast …

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Kerala flood toll hits 445

KOCHI, India, Aug 26, (AFP): The death toll from devastating floods in the southern Indian state of Kerala rose to 445 Sunday with the discovery of 28 more bodies as the waters recede and a massive cleanup gathers pace, government officials said. Around a million people are still packed into …

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Flood toll tops 400 as waters ‘recede’ – Hunt for missing

KOCHI, India, Aug 20, (Agencies): Floodwaters receded in Kerala on Monday, leaving Indian rescuers the grim task of retrieving bodies as the death toll from the worst monsoon rains in a century rose above 400. With nearly three quarters of a million people packed into relief camps in the southern …

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More bodies found in Kerala as toll hits 370

THRISSUR, India, Aug 19, (Agencies): Rescuers searched submerged villages in southwest India on Sunday in a desperate hunt for survivors after floods killed at least 370 people and drove more than 700,000 from their homes. Entire villages in Kerala have been swept away in the state’s worst floods for a …

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India speeds flood rescue

TRIVANDRUM, India, Aug 18, (Agencies): Thousands of stranded people were waiting to be rescued Saturday and officials pleaded for more help as relentless monsoon floods battered the southern Indian state of Kerala, where more than 190 have died in a little over a week and much of the state is …

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Flood toll rises to 77 in India’s Kerala state

Kochi, India, Aug 16, 2018 (AFP) -The death toll from floods in India’s tourist hotspot of Kerala increased to 77 on Thursday, as torrential rainfall threatened new areas, officials told AFP. Over 60,000 people have now entered relief camps and the army and navy have stepped up rescue operations in …

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