Food aid reaches thousands devastated by Sierra Leone mudslide

Aug 17, 2017

Food aid reaches thousands devastated by Sierra Leone mudslide

Food aid is reaching thousands who survived a mudslide on the outskirts of Sierra Leone's capital, Freetown, the United Nations World Food Programme said on Wednesday, two days after 400 people died and more than 3,000 were left homeless. Dozens of houses were buried as ...

Aug 15, 2017

Kyushu braces for floods, slides as hourly downpours top 100 mm

Torrential rain exceeding 100 mm per hour hit Kyushu early Tuesday morning, prompting the Meteorological Agency to issue warnings for landslides and floods, NHK reported Tuesday. According to the agency, heavy rain was reported in the city of Yatsushiro and the town of Hikawa in ...

Aug 15, 2017

15 Japanese tourists rescued on Borneo after being trapped by flooding

Fifteen Japanese tourists have been rescued on Borneo island after being stranded by flooding in a remote village, Malaysian authorities said. The Malaysia Civil Defense Force said Monday that the Japanese tourists and four local residents were evacuated by truck at midnight from Kampung Lingan ...