German Chancellor Angela Merkel says the world must step up efforts to tackle the climate crisis, as global warming makes extreme weather events more likely.
Early observations suggest the rains might have been encouraged by a low-pressure system parked over western Europe for days, at it was blocked from moving on by high pressure to the east and north.
Adding to the devastation, several more were feared dead in a landslide in northern Germany triggered by floods. Hundreds were unaccounted for in the country, while in Belgium more than 21,000 people left without electricity in one region.
Recent storms across parts of western Europe made rivers and reservoirs burst their banks, triggering flash floods and claiming 59 lives in Germany and killing 9 people in Belgium.
The crash on an interstate highway near the city of Greenville involved at least 15 vehicles and was "probably" caused by hydroplaning under torrential rains, Butler County coroner Wayne Garlock said.
Nepal and Bhutan lashed by heavy rains over past three days as the annual monsoon season beings.
More than 270,000 people have been affected and about 100,000 buildings lost power, after days of rains triggered floods and landslides.
At least 33 people are dead and more than 90 are missing after a monster Cyclone Tauktae slammed India, compounding the country's woes as it posted a new record number of Covid-19 deaths in 24 hours.
US President Joe Biden includes Russia's Vladimir Putin and China's Xi Jinping among the invitees to the first big climate talks of his administration.
Australian authorities have warned of a potentially "life-threatening" situation though so far there have been no reports of deaths or serious injuries after a days-long deluge caused widespread flooding in coastal areas of New South Wales.
Philippine officials say that floodwaters reached waist-deep in 14 towns in the Cagayan Valley in the northeast of the main island of Luzon, which saw the worst flooding in decades last month.
Alabama's governor said some areas of the state are seeing historic flood levels from slow-moving Hurricane Sally and more flooding is expected throughout the day.
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