Search and rescue efforts

Flood waters dominate the landscape following cyclone force winds and heavy rain near the coastal city of Beira, Mozambique, Wednesday March 20, 2019. Torrential rains were expected to continue into Thursday and floodwaters were still rising, according to aid groups trying to get food, water and clothing to desperate survivors. It will be days before Mozambique's inundated plains drain toward the Indian Ocean and even longer before the full scale of the devastation is known. (Josh Estey/CARE via AP)
March 21, 2019 - 4:39 pm
CHIMANIMANI, Zimbabwe (AP) — A week after Cyclone Idai hit coastal Mozambique and swept across the country to Zimbabwe, the death, damage and flooding continues in southern Africa, making it one of the most destructive natural disasters in the region's recent history. Floodwaters are rushing across...
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Soldiers carry supplies to areas affected by Cyclone Idai in Chimanimani, about 600 kilometers southeast of Harare, Zimbabwe, Monday, March 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
March 19, 2019 - 9:45 am
CHIMANIMANI, Zimbabwe (AP) — Rapidly rising floodwaters have created "an inland ocean" in Mozambique endangering scores of thousands of families, aid workers said Tuesday as they scrambled to rescue survivors of Cyclone Idai who clung to rooftops and trees. Hundreds were dead, many more were...
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People clean the debris from a house in Sentani, Papua Province, Indonesia, Monday, March 18, 2019. Flash flood and mudslides triggered by days of torrential downpours tore through mountainside villages in Indonesia's easternmost province.(AP Photo/Djefri Pattiradjawane)
March 18, 2019 - 5:11 am
JAYAPURA, Indonesia (AP) — The number of people killed after torrential downpours triggered flash floods and mudslides that tore through mountainside villages in Indonesia's easternmost province has climbed to 79, with dozens of others missing, officials said Monday. On Sunday, the disaster-prone...
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March 16, 2019 - 1:21 pm
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi have been hit by a vicious cyclone that has killed nearly 150 people, left hundreds more missing and stranded tens of thousands who are cut off from roads and telephones in mainly poor, rural areas. Cyclone Idai has affected more than 1.5...
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Government officials from Standard Organisation of Nigeria examine materials used in constructing the building that collapsed in Lagos, Nigeria, Thursday March 14, 2019. A Nigerian official says search efforts have been halted a day after a school building collapsed in Lagos with an unknown number of children inside.(AP Photo/Sunday Alamba
March 15, 2019 - 9:58 am
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Twenty people are confirmed dead in the school building that collapsed in Nigeria on Wednesday, and most of them are children, an official said Friday. Forty-three other people were rescued, Lagos State Health Commissioner Jide Idris told The Associated Press. The disaster...
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March 15, 2019 - 4:13 am
RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Forty-five migrants died trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea to Spain, including pregnant women, a Spanish rights activist said Thursday, quoting survivors. Morocco reported that at least 21 other migrants were rescued at sea. Helena Maleno, who runs the Tangiers-based group...
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Emergency workers attend the scene after a building collapsed in Lagos, Nigeria, Thursday March 14, 2019. Search and rescue work continues in Nigeria a day after a building containing a school collapsed with scores of children said to be inside. A National Emergency Management Agency spokesman late Wednesday said 37 people had been pulled out alive, with eight bodies recovered from the ruins.(AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)
March 14, 2019 - 8:42 am
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — The Latest on Nigeria school building collapse (all times local): 1:35 p.m. A Nigerian official says search efforts have been halted a day after a school building collapsed in Lagos with an unknown number of children inside. National Emergency Management Agency official...
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A child is rescued from the rubble of a collapsed building in Lagos, Nigeria, Wednesday, March 13, 2019. Rescue efforts are underway in Nigeria after a three-story school building collapsed while classes were in session, with scores of school children thought to be inside at the time. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)
March 14, 2019 - 4:52 am
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Search and rescue work continues in Nigeria a day after a building containing a school collapsed with scores of children said to be inside. A National Emergency Management Agency spokesman late Wednesday said 37 people had been pulled out alive, with eight bodies recovered...
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A child is rescued from the rubble of a collapsed building in Lagos, Nigeria, Wednesday, March 13, 2019. Rescue efforts are underway in Nigeria after a three-story school building collapsed while classes were in session, with scores of school children thought to be inside at the time. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)
March 14, 2019 - 4:49 am
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Search and rescue work continues in Nigeria a day after a building containing a school collapsed with scores of children said to be inside. A National Emergency Management Agency spokesman late Wednesday said 37 people had been pulled out alive, with eight bodies recovered...
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A child is rescued from the rubble of a collapsed building in Lagos, Nigeria, Wednesday March 13, 2019. Rescue efforts are underway in Nigeria after a three-storey school building collapsed while classes were in session, with some scores of children thought to be inside at the time. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)
March 13, 2019 - 5:42 pm
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Emergency crews sifted through debris as night fell on frantic efforts to rescue scores of school children and others feared trapped inside a three-story building that collapsed Wednesday in Nigeria's densely populated commercial capital, Lagos. At least eight people were...
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