Tag: Monsoon

Monsoon Floods Kill 42 People, Millions Stranded in Bangladesh, India

DHAKA/ASSAM, India—At least 25 people were killed by lightning or landslides over the weekend in Bangladesh while millions were left marooned or homeless in low-lying northeastern parts hit by the worst monsoon floods in the country’s recent history, officials said. In the neighboring Indian state of Assam, at least 17 people were killed during the…


Breathtaking Footage of a Peacock Adds Extra Elegance to the Indian Monsoon

Entranced by the nature in his native country, an Indian photographer has captured a magical moment on camera after venturing out during the monsoon season: a peacock preening its feathers after the rain. He is now sharing his footage in hopes of inspiring others to love, respect, and help save wildlife. Kirubha Karan, who resides…


Philippines Evacuates Thousands as Monsoon Rains Flood Manila, Provinces

MANILA—Philippine authorities moved thousands of residents in the capital, Manila, out of low-lying communities on Saturday as heavy monsoon rains, compounded by a tropical storm, flooded the city and nearby provinces. The national disaster agency said about 15,000 people, most of them from a flood-prone Manila suburb, had moved into evacuation centres. “We decided to…


Landslides Kill 20 After Monsoon Rains in India’s Mumbai

NEW DELHI—At least 20 people have been killed in landslides triggered by heavy monsoon rains in the Indian city of Mumbai, officials said Sunday. India’s National Disaster Response Force said 17 people were killed and two others were injured after a wall collapsed on several slum houses in the Mahul area of the city early…


Lightning Strikes in India Kill 38 People in 24 Hours

NEW DELHI—Lightning has killed at least 38 people across two Indian states over the past 24 hours, officials said on Monday. A majority of the deaths occurred in the western state of Rajasthan, where 11 people died after being struck by lightning near a watchtower at the 12th century Amber Fort, police said. Senior police…


Indonesian Capital Slammed by Monsoon Floods, More Than 1,000 Forced To Evacuate

JAKARTA—Severe flooding across several areas in the Indonesian capital forced more than a thousand people to flee their homes on Saturday, with the country’s meteorology agency warning the conditions were set to continue for the next week. Some 1,380 Jakarta residents were evacuated from southern and eastern areas of the city, home to 10 million…