The East African nation has seen dozens of deaths caused by torrential rains in recent weeks but Wednesday night’s downpour was the worst in months, the Ministry of Emergency Management said.
Indonesia's Meteorological, Climatological and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) said climate change had increased the risk of extreme weather and warned that heavy rainfall could last until mid-February, with Jan. 11-15 an expected peak.
Violent downpours in October have displaced tens of thousands in Somalia, submerged whole towns in South Sudan and killed dozens in flash floods and landslides in Kenya, Ethiopia and Tanzania.
The Cox's Bazar district – home to nearly one million Rohingya Muslims – has seen at least 58.5 centimetres of rain since July 2, Bangladesh's meteorological department said.
Triggered by heavy rainfall, the floods and landslides have left 43 people dead with 24 missing in Nepal. More than 1,100 people have been rescued from flooded areas.
About 900 mm of rain has fallen on the southernmost main island of Kyushu since late June, with heavy rain forecast to continue into Thursday.
Officials say the casualties occurred when rain-triggered landslides collapsed homes in several provinces in central Philippines, adding 20 people still remain unaccounted for.
The worst floods in a century in the Indian state of Kerala have killed hundreds of people and forced hundreds of thousands into relief camps.
Rescue workers continue door-to-door search for dozens of missing after the worst weather-related disaster in the country in over three decades.
Dozens injured and several others missing after torrential rains battered western and central Japan. About 210,000 people were evacuated due to the threat of further landslides and flooding.
Authorities said at least 28 people were injured while 30,000 remained subject to mandatory evacuation orders.
The deaths were reported in the small island province of Biliran, a day after the Tropical Storm Kai-Tak pounded the east of the archipelago nation.
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