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This gives a brief account of disasters happening around India and the world
अहमदाबाद. गुजरात (Gujarat) के कच्छ (Kutch) जिले में सोमवार की शाम को 4.3 तीव्रता का भूकंप (Earthquake) आया. अधिकारियों ने यह जानकारी दी. गांधीनगर (Gandhinagar) के भूकंपीय अनुसंधान संस्थान (आईएसआर) ने बताया कि सात बजकर एक मिनट पर भूकंप आया जिसकी तीव्रता 4.3 थी. उसका केंद्र कच्छ जिले के भरूच (Bharuch) में उत्तर-उत्तरपूर्व में 23 किलोमीटर की दूरी पर था.
इससे पहले इसी जिले में कुछ घंटे पहले भूकंप का हल्का झटका आया था जिसका केंद्र अहमदाबाद (Ahmedabad) से 340 किलोमीटर की दूरी पर था. जिला प्रशासन ने कहा कि अबतक भूकंप के कारण जान-माल के नुकसान की खबर नहीं आयी है.
जान-माल नुकसान की नहीं खबर
जिलाधिकारी एन नागराजन ने कहा कि हमें जान-माल के नुकसान की कोई खबर नहीं मिली है. आईएसआर के अनुसार कच्छ के अन्य हिस्से में सोमवार को ही नौ बजकर 2.7 तीव्रता का भूकंप आया था. उसका केंद्र जिले के दुधाई के पश्चिम- उत्तर पश्चिम में 16 किलोमीटर की दूरी पर था.
कच्छ जिले में जनवरी, 2001 में विनाशकारी भूकंप आया था जिसमें हजारों लोगों की जान चली गयी थी और लाखों मकान ध्वस्त हो गये थे.
भूकंप का एपी सेन्टर भचाउ बताया जा रहा है. भूकंप का एहसास होने के बाद लोग घरों, दफ्तरों और दुकानों से बाहर सड़क पर आ गए. फिलहाल किसी भी तरह के जान-माल के नुकसान की खबर नहीं मिली है.
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8 soldiers buried alive today afternoon due to an avalanche hitting the northern part of Siachen glacier
Eight soldiers were feared trapped under snow after an avalanche hit Army positions in the Siachen glacier on Monday, ANI reported, citing unidentified officials.
The avalanche was reported in the Northern Siachen glacier around 3.30 pm, according to The Indian Express. The soldiers were a part of a patrolling party. The team was reportedly on their way to rescue a soldier at a forward post after he fell ill. Rescue operations are going on.
“They have been trapped at a height of between 18,000 and 19,000 feet above sea level after they were hit by a snow avalanche,” an unidentified senior Army official told IANS
More details are awaited.
The Siachen Glacier is at an altitude of 5,400 metres above sea level. It is part of the eastern Karakoram Range in the Himalayas where the Line of Control between India and Pakistan ends.
The Indian Army has deployed a brigade in the area, where some posts are located above 6,400 metres. At such an altitude, breathing normally is difficult and the places are prone to avalanches.
The Army has been controlling the Siachen glacier since April 13, 1984, when Operation Meghdoot was launched to capture the glacier by defeating Pakistan.
In a tragic road accident near Shridungergarh on NH-11 in Bikaner district of Rajasthan, at least 10 people lost their lives and many more injured. The number of casualties may increase. The incident occured due to collission between a Bus and Truck on National Highway.
Severe cyclonic storm ‘Bulbul’ made landfall Saturday midnight between Sagar Islands of West Bengal and Khepupara in Bangladesh, hurtling northeastwards into the neighbouring country over the Sunderban delta, with two deaths reported in its wake.
The system, which made landfall as a severe cyclonic storm with a maximum sustained speed of 110 to 120 kilometres per hour with gusts up to 135 kmph, is set to weaken gradually as it moves into Bangladesh through the Sunderban delta, Regional MeT director G K Das said in Kolkata.
New Delhi(CNN)About 500,000 people have been evacuated from Bangladesh’s coastal region, as the nation waits for Cyclone Bulbul to hit on Saturday evening — according to the country’s disaster management minister.
The cyclone was more than 124 miles (200 kilometres) away from the Bangladesh coast and moving at a speed of 15-20 km/h, Enamur Rahman said Saturday.
“We have taken all the measures and people from coastal area — they have been moved to the cyclone shelters,” he added.
Local volunteers are helping to create awareness in the region and armed forces are present to provide security.
Operations at the Chittagong airport were suspended, Rahmann said, and tidal waves measuring 5-7 feet are expected to hit the coast as the cyclone makes landfall.
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They found him stranded inside his waterlogged home. Dressed in shorts and slippers and with a few bags by his side, he was rescued along with his family members. The deputy chief minister of Bihar, Sushil Kumar Modi, looked embarrassed.
The incessant rainfall in the Indian state over the weekend of September 27 killed more than 30 people. It was the second time after 1975 that the downpour that lasted for barely 48 hours affected powerful politicians and policymakers. The residences of scores of ministers and bureaucrats still remain submerged in knee-deep water, even a week after the rainfall.
Maybe the most dramatic rescue was of Patna’s Member of Parliament, Ram Kripal Yadav, who was on the way to meet the waterlogged residents of Ramnibigha in Patna. The lawmaker was on board a makeshift boat made with bamboo and tyres, along with his supporters.
The rickety boat tilted, the MP during the course of his fall launched a tirade of expletives. Yadav later confessed to experiencing a near-death experience due to his inability to swim.
Heavy rainfall had been predicted
However the rainfall was not unexpected. The India Meteorological Department flashed a warning on September 27, predicting more than 21 mm of rain over the next 72 hours in 14 districts, including the state capital Patna. The government issued a red alert, closing educational institutions and dispatching rescue teams to various low lying areas.
The deluge, though, was much greater than expected. Around 177 mm of rainfall within 48 hours broke the decade-old record of 158 mm on September 3, 2013. (This was also the highest rainfall ever recorded for the month of September, at 429 mm, pipping the last record of 400 mm).
As water seeks its level, it gushed to the low lying areas of the city — Rajendra Nagar, Kankerbagh Colony and Patliputra Colony – dominated mostly by middle and high-income groups including influential ministers, bureaucrats and business persons.
Nearly 500,000 residents, including children and senior citizens, are still trapped inside their houses, wailing for milk and medicines. Most of these residents were getting ready to drown in the 10-day festivity of Durga Puja, starting September 28 to celebrate the victory of good over evil. The shopping bags were out, markets had upgraded their stocks and preparations for worshipping Goddess Durga were in full swing.
In a naxal attack in Sukma district of Chhattisgarh, 9 CRPF personnel lost their lives and some got injured .
An US Bangla Airlines flight 211 flying from Dhaka to Kathmandu crashed while landing at the Tribhuvan Airport on 12th March killing many of its 67 passengers. The plane while landing at the airport became unbalanced and slammed into an empty field and caught fire in a short period of time.
According to Nepal Police officials , flight was carrying 67 passengers and four crew members out of which forty people have been confirmed dead while 23 passengers got injury of various levels who were taken to Kathmandu Hospital for further treatments