22 May 2016

Bangladesh cyclone kills 21, sends thousands fleeing

“Tropical Cyclone Roanu lashed the coast of Bangladesh with heavy winds and sheets of rain, killing at least 21 people and forcing the evacuation of half a million residents, authorities said.” Source: Bangladesh cyclone kills 21, sends thousands fleeing – CNN.com

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22 May 2016

Volcano Erupts in Western Indonesia, Killing Six Villagers

“Rescuers have found more bodies after a volcano erupted in western Indonesia, raising the death toll to six, an official said Sunday.” Source: Volcano Erupts in Western Indonesia, Killing Six Villagers – WSJ

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18 May 2016

Sri Lanka: 200 Families Feared Buried in Mudslide

“At least two hundred families in Sri Lanka have been reported missing and are feared buried under a mudslide following torrential rains and flooding, the Sri Lankan Red Cross said Wednesday.” Source: Sri Lanka: 200 Families Feared Buried in Mudslide

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14 May 2016

Lightning strikes kill 50 in Bangladesh

“More than 50 people across Bangladesh have died after being struck by lightning in the past two days, police say. Many of the dead were farmers who were killed as they worked in their paddy fields.” Source: Lightning strikes kill 50 in Bangladesh – BBC News

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04 May 2016

More than 300 million Indians suffer from a crippling drought

“Relentless drought coupled with a record-breaking heat wave and bad farming practices in the western state of Maharashtra have slashed farm output and driven farmers to desperation. This year is the worst in decades, officials say, because most farmers are also burdened by years of accumulated debt as they continue

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20 Apr 2016

Hopes of finding Ecuador quake survivors fade as death toll nears 500

“Rescuers in Ecuador were losing hope on Tuesday of finding more survivors from an earthquake that killed nearly 500 people and dealt a shattering blow to the South American OPEC country’s already fragile economy.” Source: Hopes of finding Ecuador quake survivors fade as death toll nears 500 | Reuters

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18 Apr 2016

Rescuers dig out survivors after quake kills 238 in Ecuador

“Aid began to flow in Sunday to areas devastated by Ecuador’s strongest earthquake in decades and the death toll continued to rise as people left homeless hunkered down for another night outside in the dark.” Source: Rescuers dig out survivors after quake kills 238 in Ecuador

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15 Apr 2016

Japan official says death toll rises to 19 in 2nd quake, bringing total in 2 quakes to 29

“Japan official says death toll rises to 19 in 2nd quake, bringing total in 2 quakes to 29.” Source: Japan official says death toll rises to 19 in 2nd quake, bringing total in 2 quakes to 29 – The Washington Post

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15 Apr 2016

Japan city struck by new earthquake

“Powerful earthquake hits southern Japanese city of Kumamoto, day after a tremor there killed at least nine people” Source: Japan city struck by new earthquake – BBC News

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02 Mar 2016

Indonesia earthquake: Tsunami fears after massive 8.1 magnitude quake hits

“Indonesia has issued a Tsunami warning after a huge 8.1 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast. Millions of people in Indonesia are now fearing a Tsunami could hit land after the enormous quake that struck at about 8pm local time.” Source: Indonesia earthquake: Tsunami fears after massive 8.1 magnitude quake

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