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Rain-related incidents in India kills 59

At least 59 people have been killed in rain-related incidents such as flooding and lightning in different Indian States . Flooding in Assam killed 27 people. Around 400 relief camps and 102 highland shelters have been made in Assam, The Times of India reported.

Flooding in northern Bangladesh kills 14: Disaster Management and Relief

More than a week of flooding has claimed at least 14 lives in northern districts of Bangladesh. Fatalities are from three northern Bangladesh districts - Jamalpur, Kurigram and Gaibandha, Xinhua News Agency reported quoting an official of the control room under the Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief in capital Dhaka.

Landslides, floods in Nepal kill more than 70

At least 74 people have died in landslides and floods in different parts of Nepal since Monday. The Ministry of Home Affairs has confirmed the fatalities with highest death toll from Pyuthan district.  Landslide and floods in Pyuthan district claimed lives of 39 people followed by Gulmi with death toll at 7.

Flooding in China's Hebei Province kills 130, leaves 110 missing

Torrential rain and floods have claimed lives of at least 130 people and left 110 others missing in Hebei Province of China by Saturday. According to the Xinhua News Agency , more than 9.04 million people have been affected by the floods.  The water supply in the urban areas of Shijiazhuang, capital of north China's Hebei Province, has also been disrupted after flood water was found to have contaminated the city's drinking water.

Mount Bromo volcano eruption in Indonesia closes airport

Mount Bromo volcanic eruption in Indonesia closed all activities at the Abdurrahman Saleh airport in Malang district. Mount Bromo spewed a column of ash by up to 1,200 meters to the sky on Monday, Xinhua News reported quoting Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, spokesman of the national disaster management agency.

Local on alert as Landslide blocks Tamor River in Taplejung

Locals have been asked to stay alert after a massive landslide blocked Tamor River at Malbase Mitlung in Sawadin-1 of Taplejung district on Sunday. Titlung Bazaar and Handung of Phurumba VDC and Siwa Bazaar have been badly affected due to the blockage of the river, The Himalayan Times reported quoting  the Eastern Regional Police Office, Biratnagar.

July 7, 2016: Two tremors recorded in Nepal

Nepal's National Seismological Center has recorded two light tremors with epicenters located in Lamjung and Sindhupalchowk districts. The first tremor was of magnitude 4.3 recorded at 02:44 pm Thursday afternoon with epicenter near Ghale Gaun. Ghalegaun is a popular home stay based tourism destination.

Bhotekoshi River sweeps away 21 houses of Tatopani area

Flooding in Bhotekoshi River has swept away at least 21 houses of Tatopani area in Sindhupalchowk district along Nepal-China border on Tuesday night. It is believed to be the biggest flood in the Bhotekoshi River in 35 years. However, no human casualties have been recorded as of Wednesday evening.

Earthquake in Ulsan, South Korea today measures 5.0

A 5.0-magnitude earthquake has been recorded today in South Korea with epicenter located 52 km off the southeastern port city of Ulsan at 8:33 p.m, Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA) reported. Tremor was well felt in HokĊ, Pusan, Taegu and Waegwan area of South Korea. An apartment in Yangsan, South Gyeongsang Province, was evacuated due to the earthquake, The Korea Times reported. The Ministry of Public Safety and Security confirmed no causalities or damage from earthquake in Ulsan, South Korea today.

Landslide in Gorkha kills 3, injures three others

A landslide in Kerauja VDC-3 of Gorkha district of Nepal has claimed lives of three people and injured three others. The injured people are having treatment at a local health post in Gorkha. The landslide disaster occurred during a reconstruction of road damaged by 2015 Gorkha earthquake , The Himalayan Times reported. Heavy rainfall has caused rapid increment in water level in Jhimruk River with possible threat of its outburst.

Flash flood in Pakistan's KPK kills 43, injures 40

Flash flood in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) province of Pakistan has claimed lives of at least 43 people including eight security personnel on Sunday. More than 40 people have been injured and scores of others have been missing, Xinhua News Agency reported quoting the local media and officials.