Pakistani hospital sinks as water-borne diseases spread

The hospital in Sehwan, southern Pakistan, is overcrowded Patients flock from flood-affected areas Thousands suffer from water-borne diseases WHO warns of ‘second disaster’ after catastrophic floods SAHWAN, Pakistan (October 3) (Reuters) – The emergency room of the main government hospital in the small town of Sehwan in southern Pakistan is overcrowded. On a recent visit, … Read more

Storm Fiona hits the east coast of Canada; Thousands without electricity

Register now to get free unlimited access to Reuters.com Register HALIFAX, Nova Scotia (Reuters) – Powerful storm Fiona swept through eastern Canada on Saturday, bringing hurricane-force winds, downing trees and power lines and leaving hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses without power. The US National Hurricane Center (NHC) said the storm’s center, which has … Read more

Hurricane Fiona slams the Turks and Caicos Islands as a Category 3 storm and heads for Bermuda

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) – Hurricane Fiona hit the Turks and Caicos Islands on Tuesday, dumping torrential rain and causing flooding in the Caribbean archipelago after cutting a path of destruction through the Dominican Republic. and Puerto Rico. US officials said the storm killed four people in Puerto Rico. A fifth person was killed … Read more