Sunday, November 29, 2015   

Solomons floods kill 23
(04-08 14:09)

The death toll from flash floods in the Solomon Islands climbed to 23, officials said, as aid agencies scrambled to distribute supplies to thousands left homeless by the disaster.
Health kits were being handed out to 10,000 people sheltering in evacuation centres in the capital Honiara in a bid to prevent disease outbreaks, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said.
As many as 40 people are still missing in the Pacific island city after the Matanikau burst its banks Thursday following days of heavy rain, creating a torrent of water that swept away entire communities.
Three military cargo planes filled with humanitarian supplies have arrived from New Zealand and Australia this week and OCHA said more aid was beginning to arrive now that Honiara's main airport had reopened.—AFP

Other World breaking news:
France remembers attack victims (11-27 17:39)
Pope urges Kenyans to resist graft (11-27 17:30)
Germans arrest online gun vendor (11-27 16:57)
In renewed war cry, UK's Cameron claims Syria bombing is legal (11-27 16:45)
Nepal students denounce India for border chaos (11-27 16:08)
Islamic extremists claim Bangladesh mosque attack (11-27 15:17)
Afghan warlord marked as terrorist, plots return (11-27 15:14)
Israelis kill Palestinian after West Bank attack (11-27 15:08)
Francis pleads for life of dignity for Kenya slum residents (11-27 15:05)
Two arrested over Mali hotel terrorist killings (11-27 15:02)

More breaking news >>

© 2015 The Standard, The Standard Newspapers Publishing Ltd.
Contact Us | About Us | Newsfeeds | Subscriptions | Print Ad. | Online Ad. | Street Pts


Home | Top News | Local | Business | China | ViewPoint | CityTalk | World | Sports | People | Central Station | Spree | Features

The Standard

Trademark and Copyright Notice: Copyright 2015, The Standard Newspaper Publishing Ltd., and its related entities. All rights reserved.  Use in whole or part of this site's content is prohibited.   Use of this Web site assumes acceptance of the
Terms of Use, Privacy Policy Statement and Copyright Policy.  Please also read our Ethics Statement.