Flash floods and landslides caused by Tropical Storm Jangmi leave at least 31 people dead and seven missing.
Flash floods and landslides triggered by Tropical Storm Jangmi have left at least 31 people dead and seven missing in the Philippines, including in areas still recovering from last year’s Typhoon Haiyan, officials have said.
Jangmi, packing winds of 65 kilometres per hour and gusts of 80 kph, had dumped heavy rains on southern Mindanao Island.
Floods destroyed bridges and highways, sending thousands of residents to evacuation centres.
The storm then pushed its way through eastern and central islands, where most of the deaths occurred on Tuesday.
The government weather bureau said that as of late Tuesday afternoon, the eye of the storm was 140 kilometres southwest of central Iloilo City, moving west at 19kph towards western Palawan Island.
Authorities say there is “no chance” of finding 159 people believed missing and buried by a landslide in Nepal’s north.
There is no chance of finding more than 150 people who are believed to have been buried by a massive landslide in northern Nepal, an official said on Sunday, as rescuers struggled to dig through piles of rock, mud and trees.
Rescuers have so far recovered only eight bodies since the landslide early Saturday blocked a mountain river, the Sunkoshi, causing the water to form a lake that threatenend to burst and sweep several villages. Fresh rainfall on Sunday hampered search attempts.
At least 30 people killed and more than 150 feared trapped after landslide buried houses in Maharashtra state.
Heavy rain has hampered rescue efforts to dig through a remote village in western India where at least 30 people died as a landslide swept away scores of houses, possibly trapping many more people under debris, officials said.
They had already worked through the night using floodlights mounted on jeeps and earthmoving vehicles to pull eight injured people out of the mud and twisted wreckage, Vitthal Banot, a disaster management official, said on Thursday.
They were taken to a nearby government-run hospital, but their injuries were not life threatening.