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Libya flood: Death toll touches 5,000, thousands still missing

Libya, the African nation that witnessed the deadliest strike of flood caused due to torrential downpours and the resultant smashing of two dams, is struggling to bury bodies which is piling up in the streets of badly-hit Derna city.

Myanmar: More than 18,000 evacuated after rivers swell above danger mark

Yangon: Over 18,000 people have been relocated to shelters in southern Myanmar's Kayin State due to rising river levels surpassing the danger mark, the state-run television channel MRTV has reported.

Behind Delhi’s floods is a history of encroachment and diminishing wetlands

Of Delhi’s 1,040 wetlands and waterbodies, none have been officially notified, leaving them vulnerable to exploitation. The city’s drainage plan and system have not been updated since the 1970s. This along with encroachment of the Yamuna floodplains by settlements and large development projects make the city vulnerable to flooding. Experts strongly recommend reviving the city’s water bodies and desilting its existing drains to help mitigate flood effects. Mongabay India writer Simrin Sirur reports 

Assam Flood: 2 dead, over 1500 villages submerged, nearly 5 lakh people affected

Guwahati: The flood situation in Assam continues to be grim, affecting nearly 4.89 lakh people in 19 districts across the state.

Floods in Philippines leave 32 dead

Manila/UNI: The death toll from heavy rain and floods triggered by a shear line in the Philippines has climbed to 32, according to the government data released on Thursday.

Waterlogged streets, overflowing dams as incessant rains batter Tamil Nadu

Chennai: Several parts of Tamil Nadu continued to be lashed by heavy to very heavy rains, leaving roads water-logged and dams overflowing in some areas, media reports said.

Flood in Chinese building leaves 9 dead : Authorities

Chengdu/UNI/Xinhua: Nine people were confirmed dead after a building flooded at a power station in Ganzi Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, China's Sichuan Province, authorities said on Friday.

Tennessee flooding leaves 21 people dead, US President Joe Biden expresses sadness

Washington: At least 21 people died as severe flood hit  Humphreys County in Middle Tennessee region of the US, media reports said.

Karnataka: Fresh splash of rain further deteriorates flood situation in districts

Kalaburagi/UNI: Fresh rain in the catchment area of River Bhima in Karnataka and other places in Kalaburagi, Vijayapura and Yadgir district has deteriorated the flood situation in the state.

Assam flood: Nearly 3.20 lakh people of 13 district affect

Guwahati/IBNS: The flood situation in Assam is still grim as nearly 3.20 lakh people of 13 districts of the state have been affected by the third wave of flood this year.

11 rhinos and 105 other animals die in Kaziranga flood

Guwahati/IBNS: The flood situation in Kaziranga National Park in Assam worsened again after the floodwaters inundated 90 percent areas of the world heritage site.

Assam flood affects over 25 lakh people, toll now 84

Guwahati/IBNS: The flood in Assam has affected over 25 lakh people besides claiming five more lives taking the state's toll to 84.

In relief for north Karnataka, flood level comes down in Krishna basin

Belagavi, Sept 11 (UNI): People living on the banks of River Krishna in North Karnataka heaved a sigh of relief as floods that affected hundreds of villages for the second time during the current monsoon came down steadily since last 24 hours.

Andhra Pradesh on high alert over rising water levels in Krishna river

Vijaywada, Aug 14 (IBNS): After Kerala and Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh is now on high alert over the rising water levels in Krishna river, media reports said.

Strayed rhino calf due to flood rescued and released in Kaziranga

Guwahati, Aug 6 (IBNS): The Assam forest department has rescued a rhino calf which strayed into the Karbi Anglong hills area during the flood in Kaziranga National Park.