Deadly Peru floods kill at least 20
05 February 2017 | 8:52 am
The Peruvian government has declared a state of emergency after some of the most devastating downpours in decades. At least 20 people have died, including six miners, in a landslide triggered by the heavy rains.
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Search and rescue operations for the missing persons at the unlicenced campsite had to be halted for a few hours overnight due to unfavorable weather.
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After searching for close to 10 days, rescuers called off the operation when the body of a boy, the last missing person, was unearthed. A total of 11 children died in the landslide.
A landslide in Indonesia's Serasan island has displaced more than 1,200 people. Rescue operations have been impacted by continued poor weather.
Ecuador has witnessed heavy rainfall this year, causing almost 1000 dangerous events of landslides and flooding. The latest landslide buried dozens of homes in the country's Andean region.
At least 20 people were killed and several others are missing after a landslide in east Democratic Republic of Congo, the provincial government and a local official said on Monday.
After a surge in the number of migrants crossing the Mediterranean, Italy declared a six-month state of emergency. The country admitted it wouldn't solve the problem but said it would make repatriations easier.
Following a surge in migrant arrivals, Italy's right-wing government has declared a six-month state of emergency. Analysts warn the measure may have detrimental consequences for migrants.
The floods come as other parts of China battle intense heat waves. Chinese officials have warned the country to expect "multiple natural disasters" including typhoons in July.
The children were playing cricket during a break in the monsoon rains when they got caught in the landslide. Authorities have already issued alerts for more heavy rains, raising risks of fresh flooding.
The Yamuna River that flows through India's capital region rose to its highest level ever in 45 years after intense downpours. The subsequent flooding has impacted large parts of the capital.
President Yoon Suk Yeol called for a complete overhaul of the country's approach to extreme weather caused by climate change, as rescue workers continued to search for survivors in the Cheongju underpass.
Colombian President offered condolences and pushed for more stringent urban planning to tackle seasonal flooding. Rescue operations were suspended at nightfall with more than a dozen people still missing.
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