Relief and rescue operations in the flood-hit state of Jammu and Kashmir were stepped up on Monday with Indian Air Force (IAF) using choppers and planes to rescue those stranded in the most hit areas even as the death toll crossed 160.
The death toll in a powerful 6.5 magnitude earthquake that hit southwest China neared 600 on Saturday as 4,200 people were evacuated after artificial lakes formed by the landslides posed a risk of flooding.
With incessant rain and landslides claiming over 20 lives in Jammu and Kashmir and inundating several villages, the Centre on Friday sent two teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) to help in the relief and rescue work in flood-affected areas of the state.
Incessant rains and an unprecedented rise in the water level of the Subansiri have triggered landslides and flash floods in Arunachal Pradesh with the swirling river water leaving a trail of destruction.
Heavy rain delayed a search on Friday for more than 50 people believed buried under a deadly landslide on the edge of the Japanese city of Hiroshima, as opposition politicians rounded on Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for his handling of the disaster.
Landslides triggered by heavy rains killed at least 12 people overnight in Nepal, including nine members of the same family who were buried alive when their home collapsed, eyewitnesses and police said Friday.
Landslides forced suspension of cross-LoC trade on Srinagar-Muzaffarabad Road as authorities on Tuesday managed to evacuate to safety 16 passengers, including five PoK residents, who were stranded near Kaman Post.