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Heavy rains, lightning kill at least 36 in northern India

Sep. 24, 2022 04:53 AM EDT

LUCKNOW, India (AP) — Hazardous weather has killed at least 36 people in northern India over the past 24 hours, including 12 who who were struck by lightning, officials said as they warned of more heavy downpours in the coming days. Across the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, at...

Pakistan battles disease surge as flood deaths surpass 1,600

Sep. 23, 2022 13:34 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan deployed thousands more doctors and medics to battle the outbreak of disease as the death toll from the unprecedented floods that have gripped the country this summer surpassed 1,600 on Friday, officials said. The disaster management agency said 10 more...

Water begins receding in Pakistan's worst flood-hit south

Sep. 16, 2022 12:49 PM EDT

Floodwaters are receding in Pakistan's worst-hit southern Sindh province, officials said Friday, a potentially bright sign in an ongoing crisis that has left hundreds of thousands of people homeless in the impoverished South Asian country. The Indus River, which had swelled until...

12 die under collapsed structures amid heavy rains in India

Sep. 16, 2022 03:56 AM EDT

LUCKNOW, India (AP) — Heavy rains flooded hundreds of homes, knocked out power and collapsed structures in northern India, causing 12 deaths and more injuries, officials said Friday. Schools were closed for the day in Lucknow, the Uttar Pradesh state capital, where the...

Warming, other factors worsened Pakistan floods, study finds

Sep. 16, 2022 01:21 AM EDT

Climate change likely juiced rainfall by up to 50% late last month in two southern Pakistan provinces, but global warming wasn’t the biggest cause of the country’s catastrophic flooding that has killed more than 1,500 people, a new scientific analysis finds. Pakistan’s overall...

Pakistan scrambles to deliver aid as flood death toll rises

Sep. 13, 2022 12:23 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan scrambled to deliver aid to those most in need on Tuesday as the death toll from record-breaking floods in this impoverished Islamic nation rose further, with no respite in sight from the unprecedented monsoon rains. The rains started early this year —...

Aid for flood victims arrives in hard-hit Pakistani province

Sep. 11, 2022 08:24 AM EDT

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Two more U.S. military planes loaded with tons of aid for Pakistanis affected by flooding from deadly monsoon rains landed Sunday in southern Sindh province, one of the worst-affected regions in the impoverished country. Saif Ullah, spokesman for the...

UN chief Guterres visits flood-battered areas of Pakistan

Sep. 10, 2022 08:24 AM EDT

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Saturday toured Pakistan's flood-ravaged Sindh and Baluchistan provinces a day after saying the world is obligated to provide “massive" amounts of relief to the impoverished country. Guterres was on the second...

UN chief asks world for 'massive' help in flood-hit Pakistan

Sep. 09, 2022 15:13 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Friday that the world owes impoverished Pakistan “massive” help in recovering from the summer's devastating floods because the country bears less blame than many other nations for climate change, which experts say contributed to...

In flood-stricken Pakistan, rains damage archeological site

Sep. 06, 2022 19:47 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — In flood-stricken Pakistan where an unprecedented monsoon season has killed hundreds of people, the rains now threaten a famed archeological site dating back 4,500 years, the site’s chief official said Tuesday. The ruins of Mohenjo Daro — located in southern...