Floods: Mauritius recovering, Argentina hit – 54 deaths (update)

Update 23:55  GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – News is coming in Wednesday evening that 46 people have died from floods in the town of La Plata, Argentina, near the capital. Heavy rains and flooding were reported earlier in the day by local media to have killed five people in Argentina Tuesday 2 April. The rainfall brought the […]

Killer floods sweep across China, North Korea and Pakistan (update)

Thousands of people have been evacuated, and hundreds have perished in the deadliest floods to hit China, North Korea and Pakistan over the weekend. It is believed that over 13 million people have been affected in Pakistan alone. The death toll rose to 165 as more bodies were rescued in the Indian-controlled Kashmir. About 200 […]

Flash floods in central Europe kill 11, death toll could rise

Heavy rains in Czech Republic, Germany, and Poland caused flash floods that have thus far killed 11 people. Hundreds of people had to evacuate the state of Saxony in Germany after several roads and villages were flooded by the Neisse river. In Poland, the rains destroyed a bridge near Bogatynia and left residents without electricity […]

El Salvador floods claim at least 124 lives

Massive flooding in five regions in El Salvador has taken the lives of 124 people, with reports of deaths still coming in as the country struggles to cope. Some 7,000 homes have been damaged. The hardest hit areas appear to be San Salvador, the capital, and San Vicente province in the centre of the country. […]