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Afghanistan-Pakistan Earthquake – UPDATE

Posted by feww on November 11, 2015

Deadly earthquake: Clearer picture of death and destruction emerging

Background: A magnitude 7.5Mw earthquake struck northern Afghanistan on October 26, killing hundreds of people, leaving more than 2,000 others injured, and damaging or destroying about 120,000 homes in Pakistan, Afghanistan and India.

The deadly quake was centered at 36.441°N 70.717°E, about 254km NNE of Kabul, striking at a depth a depth of 212.5 km, USGS/EHP reported.

Casualties by country

Pakistan: 28o dead; 1,982 injured
Afghanistan: 115 dead; 538 injured
India: 4 dead; 20 injured
Tajikistan: No reported death; 14 injured
Total: 399 dead;  2,554 injured, as of posting.

In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), the worst affected area, 31 percent of the fatalities were women and 38 per cent children, OCHA quoted the officials as saying.

Hundreds of casualties were also reported in Federally Administered Tribal Area (FATA), Pakistan Administered Kashmir/Gilgit Baltistan, and Punjab, said the report.

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Global Disasters/ Significant Events – September 22, 2013

Posted by feww on September 22, 2013

At least 103 killed in Iraq bomb attacks, gunfire

 A triple bombing in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad has left at least 85 people dead and more than 176 others wounded.

The attacks occurred around late on Saturday at a funeral in Sadr City, the eastern suburb district of Baghdad, said reports.

First a car bomb was detonated near a tent where a funeral was being held. Then a suicide bomber blew himself up as he drove a car into the the crowd. A third explosion occurred after police and emergency workers had rushed to the scene.

Earlier on Saturday, 2 policemen were killed by gunfire in Mosul, 1 person in Kirkuk, 4 Sahwa members in Shirqat, 1 person in Saadiya and 1 other in Basra, according to Iraq Body Count.

The latest incidents raise the September casualties so far to 815 civilians killed, and more than 2,000 others wounded.

According to information collected by UNAMI, a minimum of 804 Iraqis were killed and another 2,030 were wounded in acts of terrorism and violence in August, 2013.

The number of civilians killed was 716 (including 106 civilian police), while the number of civilians injured was 1,936 (including 195 civilian police). A further 88 members of the Iraqi Security Forces were killed and 94 were injured.

At least 5,071 people have been killed and 12,000 other wounded in Iraq since the beginning of 2013, according to UNAMI.

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Nairobi terror: Militants kill dozens, hold hostages in mall siege

Death toll in Nairobi mall attack has climbed to at least 59 with more than 175 others wounded after militants stormed an upscale shopping mall in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi, said a senior government official on Sunday.

The scene of the siege,  Westgate Mall, is situated in Nairobi’s affluent Westlands area and is frequented by wealthy Kenyans and expatriates, reports said.

“Cabinet Secretary in charge of Internal Security Joseph Ole Lenku told journalists in Nairobi that the security operation to free hostages who are still trapped inside the Westgate Mall will continue,” said a report.

“Regrettably, the human loss in the attack also went up overnight. The number of our dead has risen to 59. The number of injured has also risen to 175. Many of the injured were taken to local hospitals, treated and discharged,” he told journalists.

“We have established the location of the criminals. It’s a delicate balance and we want to evacuate the hostages safely. We believe there are some people in the building that is why I said the operation is still delicate.”

The police have so far managed to evacuate more than 1,000 people from the mall overnight, but an unknown number of others are still in the mall. “The operation is in a very delicate stage. Our paramount responsibility is to ensure that our people still held in the Mall come out alive. Our commitment is to save lives,” he said.

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Dozens Killed in Pakistan Church Attack

Two suicide bombers blew themselves up outside a church in Pakistani city of Peshawar as people were coming out after Sunday Mass, killing at least 60 people and leaving more than 100 others wounded, officials said.

About 1.6% of the Pakistani population, or 2,800,000 people, are Christians.

The overwhelming majority of the Pakistani Christians are converts from the low caste Hindus from Punjab region, from the British colonial era.

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Global Deluge: 1,000 Dead or Injured in Pakistan Flash Floods

Posted by feww on August 21, 2013

Extreme monsoon rains, flash floods Kill more than 120, injure 900 in Pakistan

Widespread flash flooding triggered by extreme rain events have left at least 1,000  people dead or injured since the beginning of August.

The extreme rains have flooded 1,746 villages, affecting about 550,000 people, destroying more than 11,000 homes, ruining 412,083 acres of standing crops and killing 4,555 livestock, according to the country’s National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA).

Floods have displaced an estimated 100,000 people, and destroyed much of the infrastructure in the affected regions.

The worst affected regions are the eastern Punjab province, southern Sindh province, northwest Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province and southwest Baluchistan province.

The authorities have warned about the outbreak of waterborne epidemic diseases in the affected regions.

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Global Disasters/ Significant Events – August 18, 2013

Posted by feww on August 18, 2013

Extreme monsoon triggers severe flooding, swamps more than 200 villages in Pakistan

The latest episode has left hundreds of people dead, injured or unaccounted for, local media reported.

“The rains affected 334,764 people, killed at least 108 people, and wounded 104,” said a senior National Disaster Management Authority official. The rains have hit 770 villages and completely destroyed 2,427 houses across Pakistan, he added.

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An aerial view of the flood-hit area of Boddomali in Sialkot district, Punjab province, in Pakistan. PHOTO: APP (Image may be subject to copyright).

Flood warnings have been issued for more than 200 villages near the Chenab River, officials said.

Egypt Killing Fields

Egyptian army and the paramilitary police have evacuated supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi from AL Fateh Mosque in downtown Cairo. The latest  round of clashes starting Friday thru Saturday morning have left at least 173 civilian and 57 military/police personnel dead, according to government figures.

Floods, typhoon devastate China

“Dozens of people have been killed and millions more affected in China as floods ravaged the country’s northeast and typhoon lashed southern provinces over the past few days,” said a report.

The worst affected areas are in Jilin, Heilongjiang and Liaoning Provinces.

“While the northeast regions are battling the flooding, southern Guangdong Province and Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region are fighting with a devastating typhoon (TY UTOR, the 11th and the strongest so far this year, made landfall Wednesday near Yangjiang, Guangdong), which has left at least 10 people dead and four others missing.” The report said.

The SW monsoon hit Guangdong soon after the typhoon, leaving more people  dead and others missing, according to local flood control authorities.

Floods have destroyed or severely damaged at least 60,000 homes in the affected areas.

Residents of Seddon, NZ Abandon Town After Quake Swarm

[Our thanks to Nana for the heads up. JMC]

Terrified residents were fleeing Seddon last night after a 5.5 earthquake rattled the quake-weary town.

The aftershock that struck just before 9 o’clock last night was more than some residents could take, with at least one family leaving town for good.

Red Cross team leader Ben McKinnon said the succession of strong aftershocks was proving too much for some locals.

“We’ve actually just had people turn up after this latest aftershock who were heading for Nelson tonight.

“They’ve decided they don’t want to live in Seddon any more. They’ve got very young kids and they’re going nuts so they just threw everything into the car and took off.

“There’s a lot of very anxious people and anxious kids as well,” said McKinnon, who was manning a welfare centre at Seddon School.

Despite widespread damage to homes at the epicentre of Friday’s quake there have been just five injuries, including one person with a broken back. [More… ]

34 Dead, 85 missing in the Philippines latest maritime disaster

Death toll in the ferry collision off the Philippine Coast has climbed to 34, officials said.  St Thomas Aquinas passenger ferry collided with the cargo vessel MV Sulpicio Express 7 in the seas off Talisay, Cebu Province in central Philippines.  As of Sunday morning, at least 85 passengers were unaccounted for.

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Major Disasters in China Affect 855 Million People

Posted by feww on October 13, 2012

DISASTER CALENDAR SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,250 Days Left

[October 13, 2012] Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016. 

  • SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,250 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History

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Global Disasters/ Significant Events

Multiple droughts, deadly earthquakes and floods in China

“Natural disasters” have affected hundreds of millions of people in China over the last decade, with about 855 million of the victims receiving assistance from the government, according to official data.

  • Multiple droughts, and floods have hit several parts of China over the last decade, including severe earthquakes that struck Sichuan and Qinghai provinces in 2008 and 2010, respectively,”said a report.

Pakistan Flooding: “Humanitarian Crisis”

“Flash floods and hill torrents triggered by heavy monsoon rains that fell across Pakistan in early September have caused widespread loss of life, livelihoods and infrastructure across the country.  Balochistan, Punjab and Sindh provinces have been hardest hit. Many of the affected districts, particularly in Balochistan and Sindh, were already struggling to recover from the floods of 2010 and 2011.” U.N. reported.

  • Flooding and landslides have affected at least 5 million people, leaving about 4,000 people dead or injured, hundreds of thousands of villagers displaced more than half million homes destroyed or damaged.
  • “Infrastructure, roads, crops, houses and educational institutes have been severely affected in seven districts of Sindh, two districts of Punjab and four districts of Balochistan.” U.N. said.
  • About 4,000km²of land is still submerged under floodwaters.

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Extreme Monsoon Rain Affects Millions in Pakistan

Posted by feww on September 30, 2012

DISASTER CALENDAR SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,263 Days Left

[September 30, 2012] Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016. 

  • SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,263 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History

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Global Disasters/ Significant Events

Thousands killed or injured, five million affected in Pakistan’s extreme monsoon flooding

Extreme monsoon flooding in Pakistan has left about 500 dead, thousands injured, hundrdes of thousands displaced and 5 million others affected.

  • Floodwaters have submerged vast areas in Sindh, Punjab and Baluchistan provinces since August, killing about 250 people in Sindh province alone, reports said.
  • The victims affected by the mega flooding include 1.4 million children who are “experiencing devastating flooding for the second or third time over the past three years, and these new floods have disrupted their recovery,” said UNICEF.

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