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Libya declares emergency as Storm Daniel kills 200

Libya declares emergency as Storm Daniel kills 200

Africa News, International
At least 200 people have died after a powerful storm caused flooding in Libya, the Libyan Red Cross has said. However, the leader of the east Libya government, which is not recognised internationally, said deaths “exceed 2,000”. Storm Daniel made landfall in the North African nation on Sunday, prompting authorities to declare a state of extreme emergency. Seven Libyan army personnel have gone missing during ongoing rescue efforts. Officials in eastern Libya have imposed a curfew, while schools and shops have been ordered to close The eastern cities of Benghazi, Sousse, Derna and Al-Marj have been impacted by Storm Daniel. As well as the rising death toll, the Libyan Red Cross issued a statement saying that at least 150 homes have been destroyed. The head of the Red Cr...
Floods destroy homes and property in Aflao

Floods destroy homes and property in Aflao

Ghana News, Headlines Today, Lifestyle & Social
Torrential rains over the weekend destroyed houses and displaced hundreds of people at Duta and Agbawoeme, two adjoining communities near Diamond Cement at Aflao in the Ketu South Municipality of the Volta region.  The rains caused severe flooding of several homes and destroyed property running into tens of thousands of Ghana cedis,   As a result, many of the residents in the affected communities have had to relocate from the area to put up with their family members in neighbouring communities.  Mrs Sylvia Awuye Akpavor, a media practitioner, who lives close to the affected communities, told the Ghana News Agency (GNA) that the situation was alarming as it had really affected the daily life of the residents.  “I have personally visited the Duta and...
Italy floods leave 13 dead and force 13,000 from their homes

Italy floods leave 13 dead and force 13,000 from their homes

International
More than 20 rivers have burst their banks in Italy, leaving 13 people dead and forcing thousands from their homes after six months’ rainfall fell in a day and a half. More bodies were found on Thursday after almost every river flooded between Bologna and the north-east coast 115km (70 miles) away. Some 280 landslides have taken place. The mayor of Ravenna, a city badly affected by flooding, told the BBC it was the worst disaster in a century. Michele de Pascale described the damage caused by the floods as catastrophic, costing people in his city and the wider region their homes, possessions and for some, their lives. “It was a very bad 48 hours. Water and mud took over our whole village,” said Roberta Lazzarini, 71. Her home of Botteghino di Zocca, south of Bologna, was...
More than 500 dead in Nigeria floods – Authorities

More than 500 dead in Nigeria floods – Authorities

Africa News
The authorities in Nigeria say the number of people killed by floods ravaging the country in recent weeks has risen to more than 500. More than 1,500 others have been wounded while 1.4 million are displaced. Since the end of July, the West African country has been grappling with a wave of flooding affecting 31 of its 36 states including the capital Abuja. The floods are caused by heavy rains and release of excess waters from dams within Nigeria and a major dam in neighbouring Cameroon by the authorities. Experts also partly blame the flooding on the impact of climate change. The country is hit by floods every year. But this year’s disaster is the worst in more than a decade. Giving an update on the situation at a press conference on Tuesday, the permanent secretary of th...
The Church of Pentecost Leadership Visits Flood Victims

The Church of Pentecost Leadership Visits Flood Victims

Ghana News, Pentecost News
The Chairman of The Church of Pentecost, Apostle Eric Nyamekye, today visited members of the church in the Anyaa Ablekuma and Odorkor Areas who have been displaced due to the spillage of water from the Weija dam. According to the Chairman, the visit was to commiserate with the affected persons, pray with them and assess the extent of damage caused by the flood. Communities close to the Weija Dam, including Weija, Oblogo and Tetegu, have been submerged by a flood for the past three days after the Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) opened five spill gates of the Weija dam to spill water to save it from collapse. About 1160 members of the church within the Odorkor and Anyaa-Ablekuma Areas have been directly affected by the spillage, rendering them homeless – some of the affected per...

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