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Flood kills 6 in Afghanistan's northern Takhar province - 70 deaths due to flooding across the country in 2 weeks

Six persons were killed as downpours and flash floods swept away parts of northern Afghanistan's Takhar province including provincial capital Taluqan city on Monday night, a local official said Tuesday.

"At least six persons including five children were killed in rainstorm and flooding in Taluqan and its vicinity last night," Hajji Mohammad Ashraf told Xinhua.

Several houses were also destroyed or damaged due to the rainstorm and flooding, the official further said.

Comment: Earlier report from May 7: Afghan flash flood toll increases to 56

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Deadly landslide after heavy rain in West Sumatra, Indonesia - at least 7 people killed

At least 7 people have died after heavy rain caused a landslide West Sumatra, Indonesia.

According to the country's disaster agency BNPB, a landslide struck a mining area of Sangir Batang Hari District, South Solok Regency, West Sumatra, on 10 May 2021 after heavy rain. Conditions are making access to the area difficult for rescue teams.


Today the desert of Saudi Arabia looks like a big river!

Natural disaster 8 May 2021. Today the desert of Saudi Arabia looks like a big river! Flood in Taif, Mecca.

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9 killed after heavy rain causes buildings to collapse in Dire Dawa, Ethiopia

Nine people were killed yesterday when a 50 meter concrete wall collapsed on residential houses following four hours nonstop heavy rain in Dire Dawa city.
Nine people were killed yesterday when a 50 meter concrete wall collapsed on residential houses following four hours nonstop heavy rain in Dire Dawa city.
Nine people died when a wall collapsed on residential houses following hours of heavy rain in Dire Dawa city, Ethiopia, on 02 May 2021.

Deputy Inspector Bantalem Girma, Head of Public Relations Division of the Dire Dawa Administration Police Commission, said the accident took place at Kebele 03, known as Shementeria, after 4 hours of heavy rain that began early on 02 May 2021. The Deputy Inspector said a 50-meter-high wall collapsed on three houses, killing 9 people.

Rainfall figures show the city recorded 83mm of rain in 24 hours to 03 May 2021.

At least 4 people died in the city in similar circumstances in late April last year.

Recent heavy rainfall also caused buildings to collapse in neighbouring Somalia. At least 16 people died in the capital, Mogadishu, after heavy rain from 07 May 2021.

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Deadly floods strike Mogadishu, rivers overflow in Jowhar, Somalia

Floods in Mogadishu, Somalia, May 2021.
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Floods in Mogadishu, Somalia, May 2021.
The Somali Red Crescent Society (Somali RC) reports that at least 9 children have died after heavy rainfall caused the collapse of a house in Mogadishu, capital of Somalia.

Heavy rainfall struck on 07 May 2021, causing severe flash flooding in the city, causing buildings to collapse in Wadajir District.

Somali Red Crescent Society Director of Organizational Development and Communication, Abdulkadir Afi, said via Social Media, "Sadly 9 children rushed to hospital following the collapse of a house in Mogadishu have succumbed to their injuries. Rescue efforts still ongoing and our Somali RC ambulances continue to attend to the wounded. Heavy rains have caused flash floods and structural damage in the area."

Local media reported further fatalities after heavy rains damaged makeshift shelters for Internally displaced people (IDPs) in the Garasbaley area on the outskirts of the city on 08 May 2021.

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Severe flooding affects thousands in Butaleja, Uganda

Floods in Butalejja, Uganda, May 2021.
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Floods in Butalejja, Uganda, May 2021.
Thousands of people have been affected by flooding in Eastern Region of Uganda after days of heavy rainfall caused rivers to overflow.

Flooding struck in Butaleja District in Uganda's Eastern Region from around 06 May 2021. Two days of heavy rain caused the Manafwa and Nakwasi rivers to burst their banks.

Homes were damaged, displacing or severely affecting thousands of residents. Crops have been destroyed and several roads blocked, disrupting transport and livelihoods. One person was missing, assumed dead.

A local official said this is some of the worst flooding seen in the area. The official said areas of 7 sub-counties in the district have been flooded and estimated as many as 15,000 families have been affected.

Meanwhile Uganda Red Cross also reported heavy rain and strong wind in Moroto district, Northern Region of Uganda on 07 May causing severe damage to houses.

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Heavy rain and flooding hits Oman

Heavy rains and floods have dampene
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Heavy rains and floods have dampened Eid spirits in Oman.
Heavy rain flooded parts of Oman on Thursday, damaging properties and injuring dozens of people, state media reported.

Oman Television broadcast video of water-logged roads, damaged shops and partially submerged vehicles in the densely populated regions of Al Dakhliya and Al Batinah.

Oman's meteorology office said more seasonal rains are expected in the next few days.

The floodwaters have dampened Eid spirits.


Sudden floods hit Patzun, Guatemala


Sudden floods hit Patzun, Chimaltenango Guatemala.

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Massive floods hit Medellin, Colombia

Heavy rains cause massive floods to hits Medellin, Colombia.

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Afghan flash flood toll increases to 56

The death toll due to flash floods in Afghanistan reached 56 Thursday with 30 people still missing, officials said.

Around 1,000 houses got damaged in days of heavy rains and flash floods across the war-ravaged country.

Tamim Azimi, a disaster management ministry spokesperson, told EFE that 56 people were confirmed dead.

"Twenty-five more are injured and another 30 missing in rains and flash floods," Azimi said.

Women and children are among the victims of the floods.

Comment: Earlier report: Flash floods in Afghanistan leave 16 dead, 10 missing