Tag natural disasters
Sort by: Newest   | Oldest

Vietnam’s largest island suffers historic flooding

As Phu Quoc Island experiences the worst flood in its history, officials point fingers at climate change and urbanization.

Death toll from storm Wipha climbs to 10 in Vietnam

Storm Wipha impacts have so far left 10 people dead, 11 missing and a trail of destroyed roads, houses and crops.

30 firefighters die battling China forest fire

Thirty firefighters died after they were sent to tackle a forest blaze in remote mountains in southwest China's Sichuan province at the weekend, authorities said Monday.
April 01, 2019 | 08:35 pm GMT+7

Storm Pabuk set to deliver heavy rain, strong winds in southern Vietnam

Vietnam is set to experience heavy rainfall and strong winds as Pabuk hovers off the southern coast.
January 02, 2019 | 04:50 pm GMT+7

Indonesian landslide leaves 15 dead in West Java

Rescuers are searching for survivors after a landslide triggered by heavy rain left at least 15 people dead and dozens missing in western Indonesia, an official said Tuesday.
January 02, 2019 | 09:59 am GMT+7

Natural disasters kill 181, cost Vietnam $858 million in 2018

The number of tropical storms that hit Vietnam this year decreased against 2017, but human and economic losses were severe.
December 24, 2018 | 11:32 am GMT+7

Rescuers dig through rubble for survivors after Indonesian tsunami kills 280

The death toll from a tsunami that hit the Indonesian islands of Java and Sumatra after the Anak Krakatau volcano erupted rose to at least 280 on Monday.
December 24, 2018 | 09:19 am GMT+7

Krakatau-triggered tsunami kills at least 168 in Indonesia

A tsunami killed at least 168 people and injured hundreds on the Indonesian islands of Java and Sumatra.
December 23, 2018 | 08:38 am GMT+7

Vietnam on high alert as tropical storm approaches south central region

A tropical depression off the Philippines has strengthened into a storm that could make landfall Saturday in central Vietnam.
November 22, 2018 | 06:58 pm GMT+7

At least 56 killed, more than 100 missing in California wildfire

Thousands of firefighters are battling wildfires in the north of the state as well as the south. The crisis is far from over.
November 15, 2018 | 08:36 am GMT+7

As typhoons get stronger, Asia must build better, experts say

Rapid growth and development are increasing the risk of heavy damage from powerful typhoons in the Asia Pacific, experts said.
September 23, 2018 | 10:14 am GMT+7

Central Vietnam province struggles to clear mud left by flash floods

Roads, schools and other public spaces in Muong Xen Town, Nghe An Province are clogged with thick mud.
August 19, 2018 | 11:13 am GMT+7

Indonesia raises Lombok quake death toll to 91

At least 91 people were killed when a powerful quake rocked the Indonesian resort islands of Lombok and Bali, the disaster mitigation agency said on Monday.
August 06, 2018 | 10:50 am GMT+7

How to cross a river without a bridge

Some Yen Bai residents are using a rudimentarily rigged system to get people and bikes to the other side of fast flowing waters.
July 25, 2018 | 08:52 am GMT+7

Lives of many people at stake in flood-prone northern Vietnam

Mining, deforestation and dams have destroyed their terrain and rendered them extremely vulnerable to flash floods.
July 04, 2018 | 02:02 pm GMT+7
 
go to top