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Massive landslide damages several heavy vehicles near Ramban, India #Landslide #Ramban #India

Massive landslide damages several heavy vehicles near Ramban

A massive land slide has hit the Jammu-Srinagar national highway near Seri in Ramban on Saturday afternoon.

Reports said that the landslide hit a convot of vehicles which was crossing the landslide probe area near Seri Ramban.

Two JCB machines, three trucks and two Tata mobile vehicles are still trapped under the debris, local sources said.

They said that rescue operation has been started in the area. More details are awaited.

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MAGNITUDE 6.5 NEVADA, USA #earthquake #Nevada #USA

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Depth: 2 km

Distances: 38.159°N 117.875°W

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Over 200,000 Displaced by Floods in Somalia #Floods #Somalia

Severe Flood Warning

Over 200,000 people have been displaced by recent flooding in Somalia, according to the United Nations, with more rain expected in the Juba and Shabelle river basins.

In a report of 11 May, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said 16 people have died, 546,103 affected and 216,895 displaced since the Gu’ rains started in early April.

OCHA said; “At least 27 districts are inundated; the worst being Belet Weyne in Hiran Region where riverine flooding has displaced more than 115,000 people, according to the district flood taskforce. This includes about 91,000 people who have been displaced from the four sections of the town and 23,220 people from 23 riverine villages. The flooding resulted from a sharp rise in the level of the Shabelle river following heavy rains in Somalia and the Ethiopian highlands. According to the taskforce, more people were fleeing their homes as river levels rise.”

In Jowhar district, further down river Shabelle in Lower Shabelle region, more than 17,300 people were affected by floods after a river embankment broke. OCHA said an estimated 50,000 people people have been affected by floods in Lower Shabelle region and some 83,000 people in Bay region.

Eight people died in flash floods in Qardho town in Puntland on 27 April. Over 22,000 were displaced and a total of 48,000 affected.

In Galmudug Region, flooding on 02 May displaced around 12,000 in Hobyo district. Two people died and 25 were injured.

Flooding from the Dawa river has damaged hundreds of farms in Gedo Region.

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Thousands Affected by Floods in Western Region, Uganda #Floods #Uganda #Africa

Severe Flood Warning

As many as 100,000 people have been displaced by massive flooding in western Uganda.

The government of Uganda said “All the rivers in Kasese and Bundibugyo Districts burst their banks due to heavy rainfall on the night of 05 May, 2020.

Local media, quoting district officials, said 120,000 people have been affected in Kasese district, with 100,000 believed to have moved from their homes to stay in temporary shelters set up in local schools, churches and other public buildings.

Flooding in the district has also damaged or destroyed roads and bridges and electricity supply has been interrupted. Schools and a hospital have also been severely damaged.

Uganda Red Cross report that flooding caused massive destruction in Bundibugyo District, also in Western Uganda, after the Lamia river broke its banks.

Red Cross said that 1 person died and over 3,000 people were affected. Some flooding was also reported in neighbouring Ntoroko district.

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