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Voice of America 12 Aug 2019

Flash Floods Ravage Switzerland Alps After Heavy Rain


Heavy rain triggered mudslides and flash flooding in the Swiss Alps, Monday, August 12 and over the previous weekend. Video posted online shows a wave of water, mud and debris rushing down the Losentze River near the village of Chamoson.

A man and a 6-year-old girl have been missing since Sunday after their car was swept away in a flash flood. More than 70 rescuers searched for them overnight. Police said Monday they have little hope of finding the two alive.

At least 18 people have died and more than 70 injured, after heavy rains caused severe flooding across Iran.

The flood waters blocked roads and triggered landslides.

Rescue agencies and aid workers have been helping the displaced, while emergency services have warned of more heavy rain to come.
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Torrential rain and floods hitting Sudan in the last three weeks have killed more than 60 people, with hundreds of thousands forced to leave their houses.
The Nile river has burst its banks in Wadi Ramli in Sudan's Khartoum state, destroying adjacent farmland.
Al Jazeera's Hiba Morgan reports from near the capital Khartoum, where water levels are expected to rise.
This used to be a village with farmland and crops. Now it's more like a lake after heavy rains and severe flooding and even some dam breaks.The only way in and out of the village is by boat.

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