Kashmir region reels from flooding

The main city in Indian-administered Kashmir has “drowned completely” under floodwaters, according to a senior official, with the deadly inundation now affecting about two million people in neighbouring Pakistan and threatening its all-important cotton industry. The floods began in Kashmir after heavy monsoon rains and are now progressing downstream through[…]

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Al Imdaad sends aid to Kashmir

As the mass evacuation of flood victims begins in Kashmir, local humanitarian NGO Al Imdaad Foundation (AIF) is getting its emergency operation into gear. The foundation’s Qari Ziyaad Patel said its operation in the Kashmir region has been active long before the recent five day heavy rains which has already[…]

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Thousands still stranded in flood-hit Kashmir

Floodwaters have started receding in India-administered Kashmir, giving rescue teams a chance to reach more than 600,000 people stranded by the heaviest flooding in half a century. Torrential rains and landslides caused by days of rain have killed at least 450 people in Kashmir – a Himalayan region divided between[…]

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Floods trap thousands in Kashmir region

Army and air force troops are working to rescue thousands of people stranded across Indian-administered Kashmir, according to Indian officials, while across the border the Pakistani army says it is helping administration officials move people to safer places. Six days of rains in Indian-administered Kashmir have caused the area’s worst[…]

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City mops up floods

Disaster management authorities are in full swing with relief efforts after a weekend of heavy rains and icy weather conditions. 26 000 people have been badly affected by the wind storms and the generous amount of rain that was predicted by the South African Weather Services. Clean-up operations came into[…]

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Bosnia floods unearth graves

The remains of 24 people, believed to be Muslims killed during Bosnia’s 1990s war, were exhumed from several graves unearthed by May’s devastating floods, an official said Friday. Floodwaters removed a three-metre (10 feet) layer of ground exposing several small graves on the left bank of the Bosna river in[…]

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