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In Srilanka
May 21, 2018 5:38 am gmt |
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Flash flood warnings have been issued for residents of several divisions in the country after numerous rivers reaching spill levels. Assistant Director and Media Spokesperson of the Disaster Management Centre Pradeep Koddippili, said evacuation orders have been issued for residents of several distric...
In Srilanka
May 20, 2018 7:26 am gmt |
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Lightning killed two people and electricity was disrupted in some areas today as heavy rain experienced in the country since yesterday began to take its toll. The Police said that two people were struck by lightning at a paddy field in Welikanda. The victims were aged 17 and 33. Meanwhile, the Ceylon...
In Srilanka
December 26, 2017 5:26 am gmt |
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The nation commemorate the 13th year of Tsunami, the disaster of tidal waves, which was destroyed many part of the Sri Lanka and all over the world, today. The Disaster Management Center requested the people in the 25 district of Sri Lanka to observe two Minutes silence, as the a mark of respect to t...
In Srilanka
December 2, 2017 5:02 am gmt |
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Death Toll increased to 15 due to the adverse weather in many part of Sri Lanka, the police headquarters said. It further reported that five other missed and 56 are injured. According to the report of DMC, 61,125 people belonging to 14 districts are affected by the Bad weather since last Wednesday (2...
In Canada
October 5, 2017 9:11 am gmt |
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Three Canadian rail workers ended their second day of trial on Tuesday (October 3) for their role in a 2013 train derailment that left 47 people dead and flattened the heart of the Quebec village of Lac-Megantic. Locomotive engineer Thomas Harding, manager of train operations Jean Demaitre and railwa...
In America
October 4, 2017 9:29 am gmt |
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President Donald Trump visited Puerto Rico on Tuesday (October 3) on a mission to reassure the island’s struggling residents that he is committed to their recovery from a devastating hurricane that has tested his ability to manage natural disasters. As part of their visit, Trump and First Lady ...
In Technology
September 25, 2017 11:48 am gmt |
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A suitcase-sized radar instrument capable of detecting human heartbeats under rubble is helping disaster relief workers on the ground in Mexico City respond to the 7.1-magnitude earthquake on 19 September that killed hundreds, NASA has said. FINDER, which stands for Finding Individuals for Disaster a...
In Galle
September 3, 2017 12:35 pm gmt |
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The National Building Research Organisation (NBRO) has issued a landslide early warning for the districts of Ratnapura, Kegalle, Galle and Kalutara. The NBRO instructed people in the region to be on alert on the possibility of landslides, slope failures, rock falls, cut failures and ground subsidence...
In Latest Stories
June 2, 2017 7:53 am gmt |
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It is feared the death toll from the adverse weather condition in the country may hit 300 said the Minister of Public Enterprise Development Lakshman Yapa Abewardena. He stated the above when he participated in the press conference yesterday (02nd of June). It is feared that the people reported missi...
In Latest Stories
December 7, 2016 12:40 pm gmt |
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The death toll from a strong earthquake that hit northern Indonesia’s Aceh province on Wednesday (December 7) has doubled to at least 50, Indonesia’s disaster agency said, as rescuers searched dozens of collapsed buildings for trapped survivors. Search and rescue teams used earth movers t...
In Britain
March 20, 2016 12:13 pm gmt |
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Prince Harry has visited sites damaged by April and May’s earthquakes in Nepal during the second day of his five-day trip to the country. He arrived in Kathmandu on Saturday evening, and met the country’s president the next morning. They discussed climate change and conservation, Kensingt...
In Asia
November 15, 2015 6:52 am gmt |
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As of 20:00 Saturday, 11 people were found after a landslide hit a village in Lishui City, east China’s Zhejiang Province, on Friday night, of which ten were confirmed dead and one saved while 27 others remained missing. This landslide has a total volume of more than 300,000 cubic meters, burie...
In Europe
November 2, 2015 10:15 am gmt |
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Two more people have died of injuries sustained in Friday’s Bucharest nightclub fire, doctors say, raising the death toll in the disaster to 29. Dozens of others remain in critical condition after the fire, apparently caused by fireworks set off by a heavy metal band. Officials say it is possib...
In India
June 12, 2015 10:53 am gmt |
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The annual Kailash Mansarovar Yatra began today as the first batch of 58 pilgrims was flagged off by Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat from Almora. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj had yesterday flagged off the batch from Delhi which will reach Dharchula base camp tomorrow after starting...
In Asia
May 8, 2015 11:16 am gmt |
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Nearly a million children in Nepal will not be able to return to school in the wake of last month’s earthquake unless urgent action is taken, says UNCEF. The international charity says nine out of 10 schools have been destroyed in the worst-affected districts. Almost 24,000 classrooms were dama...
In Europe
April 28, 2015 7:16 am gmt |
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The Secretary General of the United Nations Ban Ki Moon and European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini joined Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi on Monday for a flying visit to the Italian Naval vessel San Giusto off the coast of Sicily to observe Italian efforts undertaken to save the l...