Burma cyclone death toll hits 15000 after torrential rains caused by El Nino

Burma cyclone death toll hits 15000 after torrential rains caused by El Nino

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A spate of cyclones in the Indian Ocean have l더킹카지노eft 15,000 dead in just three days and killed at least six people in Thailand, where authorities have launched a huge campaign.

The first cyclone to strike the island of Thailand caused the worst flooding since Tropical Storm Sinogha reached the country in 1996, flooding more than 40 homes and making the island’s iconic Siam Square even more dangerous.

At least 30 people drowned in rive우리카지노rs and in cars after being swept away in the torrential rain and torrential rainshowers as the country’s capital Bangkok was left without power.

Thai authorities said the flooding affected nearly 4,000 people and the death toll rose to at least 14 people with 782 being injured.

“We are very worried, it’s still too early to say how many more people will be hit. It’s very scary, there’s so much damage, the streets are literally crumbling and a lot of homes have been knocked off the roads,” one resident told Sky News.

Authorities said that, so far, some 70,000 households were not completely restored, forcing hundreds more to be evacuated.

The death toll from El Nino is expected to rise further, as tropical rains caused by an unusually strong El Nino began hitting South East Asia, especially Indonesia.

The region is predicted to see another storm with higher winds and bigger storms as well as Typhoon Haiyan, with officials worried it could leave a heavy foot on the ground as the first of two Cyclone Debbie storms hit South-east Asia.

Authorities urged tourists to stay away from the area – particularly as the winds came as fast as 12 kilometres per hour (바카라사이트7.3 miles per hour).

Many Thai officials told reporters there were reports of people trapped under roofs by powerful high winds.

Mr Ban ordered a massive evacuation of the main Bangkok intersection, which is now closed to traffic as authorities tried to rebuild roads to avoid dangerous mudslides.

At least 12,000 Thai police officers have been deployed to protect the tourist attractions around Bangkok, the police chief was quoted as telling AFP.

More than 70,000 people were left without power in the capital – including some 10,000 who were stuck in their homes and 1,800 who took refuge under rooftops under the glare of flash floodlights.

In Bangkok, many people were walking through the streets, as their houses were washed away b