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21 dead, 40 missing in Solomon Islands floods

Flooding in the Solomon Islands has claimed lives of at least 21 people, left 40 missing and made up to 49,000 homeless.

A state of emergency has been declared after Honiara's main river, the Matanikau, burst its banks, Xinhua News Agency reported.

New Zealand has send an air force Hercules with disaster relief supplies in the area.

Original post: Natural Disasters List April 6, 2014