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Cyclone Cempaka kills at least 19 in Indonesia

Cyclone Cempaka kills at least 19 in Indonesia

  JAKARTA: A tropical cyclone which hit Indonesia’s main island of  Java has triggered severe flooding and landslides which left 19 dead, an official said Wednesday. Landslides claimed 15 lives in east and central Java, while four others perished in floods unleashed by Cyclone Cempaka. “Thousands of homes, hectares of agricultural land and public facilities are […]

At least 19 dead as boat capsizes in India: police

At least 19 dead as boat capsizes in India: police

NEW DELHI: At least 19 people died Saturday after a boat carrying some 40 revellers returning from a kite festival capsized in the Ganges River in eastern India, police said. “We can confirm that 19 people have died. Rescue operations are on to find those still missing,” Manu Maharaj, a senior police superintendent, told AFP. […]