Sri Lanka: Monsoon rains cause deadly flooding
07 June 2021 | 1:48 pm
Floods and landslides in Sri Lanka have killed at least 17 people and forced tens of thousands from their homes after days of rain, officials say.
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A portion of the US border wall that was damaged after severe flooding in August following monsoon rains on the US-Mexico border appears to be rotting away according to footage captured near the town of Douglas, Arizona on Tuesday. The monsoon rains had reportedly blown the floodgates off their hinges where now they hang rotting away. The Biden administration has begun cancelling the border wall project in Texas, a main focal point of former President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign.
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After annual rains that have left dozens dead in Sudan, thousands of people in the farming town of Al Managil and surrounding villages have lost homes and property in what they say is the worst flooding in a decade.
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