Monsoon Rains In India And Myanmar Leave Hundreds Dead And Thousands Homeless
On Tuesday, a building collapsed in the Indian city of Mumbai after days of heavy rains -- 12 people were killed. In the wake of the heavy floods that have beset Myanmar in the past few days, the country's president, Thein Sein, declared several regions disaster zones.
Man Killed By Escaped Tiger In The Republic Of Georgia Days After Flash Floods
On Sunday, a menagerie of wild animals escaped the local zoo following devastating floods that brought the capital, Tbilisi, to a standstill. At least 16 people have been reported dead so far while an estimated five are still missing.
20 Photos Of Iran's Earthquake Recovery Effort
Iran was hit by two earthquakes over the weekend, killing at least 250 people and injuring over 1800. The country is located on fault lines and regularly experiences very minor, unnoticed seismic activity. Although we would like to add a link so you could contribute to the recovery effort, Iran is currently not allowing outside assistance.
The 7 Worst Natural Disasters Of The Last Decade
Everyone is talking about the East Coast Earthquake and the approach of Hurricane Irene, but here's something to keep in mind: an estimated 825,870 people have died as a result of natural disasters in the last decade. The data is from insure.com, which also provides more details about each disaster.