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Australia’s flood-damaged Mt Isa zinc railway to reopen April 29

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SYDNEY (Reuters) – A railway that carries zinc from major producers such as Glencore across Australia’s Outback is expected to reopen this month, Queensland’s transport minister said on Tuesday. “Every resource has been made available to accelerate recovery works,” Mark Bailey said in a statement. “Queensland Rail expects to reopen the full length of the Read More

Lives washed away: A mother’s loss in Mozambique

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CHEIA, Mozambique (Reuters) – Maria Jofresse cannot find her two young daughters’ graves, though she helped dig them herself.   A tear falls down the face of Maria Jofresse, 25, during an interview with Reuters at a camp for the displaced in the aftermath of Cyclone Idai, in John Segredo, near Beira, Mozambique, March 31, Read More

U.S. disaster aid won’t cover crops drowned by Midwest floods

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MALVERN, Iowa (Reuters) – The Black Hawk military helicopter flew over Iowa, giving a senior U.S. agriculture official and U.S. senator an eyeful of the flood damage below, where yellow corn from ruptured metal silos spilled out into the muddy water. The contents of grain silos which burst from flood damage are shown in Fremont Read More

Afghanistan floods kill 32, worsen already desperate situation

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HERAT, Afghanistan (Reuters) – Flash floods have killed at least 32 people in western Afghanistan, destroyed homes and swept through makeshift shelters that housed displaced families, a government official said on Saturday. A woman stands next to her house destroyed by flood in Enjil district of Herat province, Afghanistan March 29, 2019. REUTERS/Jalil Ahmad Flooding Read More

Afghanistan floods kill 17, worsen already desperate situation

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HERAT, Afghanistan/KABUL (Reuters) – Heavy rains caused flash floods in western Afghanistan that killed at least 17 people, destroying homes and sweeping through makeshift shelters that housed displaced families, a government official said on Saturday. A woman stands next to her house destroyed by flood in Enjil district of Herat province, Afghanistan March 29, 2019. Read More

Pets, livestock among victims of Midwest flooding

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(Reuters) – The floods that have devastated large swaths of Nebraska and Iowa since late last week left house pets homeless, inflicted an unknown toll on livestock and led to several daring water rescues of animals from dogs to horses. Homes sit in flood waters after leaving casualities and causing hundreds of millions of dollars Read More

Three dead, one missing in devastating floods across U.S. Midwest

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(Reuters) – At least one person was missing on Monday after devastating floods across the U.S. Midwest that killed three others and inflicted hundreds of millions of dollars in damage in what Nebraska’s governor called a disaster of historic proportions. As floodwaters began to recede in much of the area inundated by the aftermath of Read More

Brazil court suspends operations at two more Vale dams

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RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – A Brazilian court has ordered Vale SA, the world’s largest iron ore miner, to suspend operations at two more dams, demanding that it prove the structures are stable. FILE PHOTO: A view of a collapsed tailings dam owned by Brazilian mining company Vale SA, in Brumadinho, Brazil February 10, 2019. Read More

U.S. floods kill three, cut off towns as rivers rise

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(Reuters) – Floodwaters continued to rise in the U.S. Midwest on Monday and were not expected to crest for another 24 hours, forecasters said, after killing three people in Nebraska and Iowa and inundating a U.S. Air Force base. The Missouri River, the longest in North America, has flooded much of Nebraska between Omaha and Read More

Brazilian court suspends dam operations at two more Vale mines

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FILE PHOTO: The logo of Vale SA is pictured in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 7, 2017. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes/File Photo RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – A Brazilian court has ordered Vale SA, the world’s largest iron ore miner, to suspend two more dam operations, demanding that it prove the structures are stable. The court decision Read More