March 24, 2007
A very heavy tropical storm, blowing from the Nimba Mountain, on Wednesday evening shook the City of Ganta in Nimba County, leaving more than three hundred houses damaged, several individuals injured and over 1000 persons homeless. The storm came blowing at about 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 21, taking several individuals by surprise. The natural tragedy stormed over five communities and brought normal working and business activities in the City to a standstill for a little over 30 minutes. This is not the first time a heavy storm has blown in Ganta. Some residents in the areas say it is a common natural disaster in the region but none before have ever reached to this extent.
TORRENTIAL RAINS/ FLOODS/ LANDSLIDES
PAKISTAN - Three people were buried alive and three others injured when an avalanche fell on them in the Tirich village on Friday.The number of the dead and the injured is feared to be high as no firsthand information is being received due to the damaged communication system in the area. The injured have been admitted to the Health Centre, where the condition of one person is said to be critical. The local people were also trying to recover the body of one man who was buried under another avalanche that had fallen on him on March 20. Sixty three people have been killed in landslides and avalanches incidents in the quake-hit areas of Azad Jammu and Kashmir in the last week. The weather has now returned to normal after heavy rains and intense snowfall. Many roads are still blocked and the living position of thousands is threatened by expected landsliding in quake-hit areas. Photo Above: House Damaged by a Landslide After Heavy Rains in Muzaffarabad