The sixth month of 2020 witnessed numerous environmental disasters that impaired climate change and vice versa -- including deadly landslides and cyclone in India, volcano eruption in Ecuador, wildfires in the US state of Arizona and flash floods caused by heavy rains around the world.
Here is a look at the global environmental disasters during the previous month.
- Two people are killed and six others are missing due to mudslides and landslides caused by heavy rains in Yunnan Province, southwest China, according to media reports.
- At least 20 people, including four minors, die due to landslides in India's northeastern Assam state.
- Three people die after the remnants of the tropical storm Amanda brought heavy rains to parts of Honduras.
- Five children are killed in rain-related incidents in Yemen's eastern Hadhramaut province, according to officials.
- A powerful landslide destroys eight homes in Alta municipality, northern Norway. However, no casualties are reported.
- Cyclone Nisarga kills at least six people and injures 16 others in Mumbai, India, where nearly 13,000 hectares of field are also damaged in northern parts of the region.
- Floods kill at least 16 people in Yemen, where dozens of homes are inundated.
- An eruption at Sangay Volcano in Ecuador’s Amazon region leaves several cities covered in ash, according to reports and video footages.
- Floods, caused by torrential rains in the Ghana capital Accra, kill one person and force many people to leave their homes.
- Floods in south and central China leave more than a dozen dead and over 200,000 residents displaced from their homes, according to country’s Emergency Management Ministry.
- At least seven people are killed due to flash floods in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, according to local disaster management authorities.
- Eight people are killed in a landslide caused by heavy rainfall in the Parbat district in Nepal.
- At least one person is killed in a powerful thunderstorm with hail in Hungary’s capital Budapest.
- At least 100 houses are destroyed and 300 people displaced in Akwa Ibom state in Nigeria, as downpour triggers flooding, according to local reports.
- At least 63 people are killed or missing, while nearly half a million people are displaced, as heavy rains continue to lash southern China, according to authorities.
- Floods hit Aceh Province in Indonesia as several rivers overflow due to the heavy rain, according to reports.
- A deadly landslide caused by heavy rains kills at least 13 people in Abidjan, the economic capital of Ivory Coast.
- Over thousands of people are evacuated from large wildfires in Arizona.
- At least four people in northwestern Turkey’s Bursa province die due to floods caused by heavy rains.
- Three Gorges Dam in China, the world's largest dam, is at risk of collapse amid historic floods that also put more than 400 million people’s live at risk.
- Authorities in Bosnia and Serbia declare state of emergency after torrential rains and floods damage bridges, roads and power lines.
- One person dies in a rain-related incident in Istanbul.
- Heavy rains in western Ukraine kill three people and leave over 300 towns and villages flooded, according to authorities.
- At least five people are killed amid heavy rains in Abidjan, Ivory Coast’s commercial capital, according to local media.
- A huge cloud of Saharan dust moves from Africa over the Atlantic Ocean and darkens the skies over parts of Caribbean.
- At least 83 people are killed in lightning strikes in India’s eastern state of Bihar, as monsoon storms hits country, according to an official statement.
- Torrential rains, defined by the country’s meteorological agency as “once-in-50-years,” hit Japan’s Nagasaki.
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