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Four-year-old boy dies in Ajman after being trapped in washing machine

A four-year-old boy died after getting stuck and drowned inside an electric washing machine in a villa in Al Rawdha, Ajman. Lt. Colonel Yahya Khalaf Al Matroushi, director of Al Humaidiya Police station, said the boy was with his uncle and grandmother. He went inside...

Sharjah announces bus fare increase

Depending on the destination, the bus fair in the emirate of Sharjah has been increased by Dh1 to Dh3, the Sharjah Roads and Transport Authority (SRTA) said. For city buses, the fare increased from Dh7 to Dh8. Commuters with Sayer cards, however, need to pay Dh6...

11 female inmates in Dubai opt to stay inside prison. Here’s why

A number of female inmates in Dubai would rather stay inside their cells than go out and return to their country due to the services they are receiving there. One of the prisoners who have served her time said that she feels safer inside the prison than going back to...

RAK to break yet another Guinness World Record on New Year’s Eve

Ras Al Khaimah will once again attempt to break a Guinness World Record this coming New Year's Eve and it is an event that you surely don't want to miss. Time's Out Dubai reported that Ras Al Khaimah will be having a 12-minute firework display on Monday December 31 on...

Severe floods trigger declaration of ‘state of calamity’ in South Cotabato

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MANILA – The Tantangan town in South Cotabato is under a state of calamity Wednesday due to severe flooding and landslides that have so far affected 600 families.

Tantangan Mayor Benjamin Figueroa said the municipal council issued the declaration of state of calamity to facilitate the release of needed funds to address the impact of the calamity. So far, eight of the town’s 13 barangays have been affected.

The flooding on its third day had destroyed around P28.3 million worth of agricultural crops.

The mayor said the flood destroyed a total of 394 hectares of rice farmlands in six barangays.

Mayor Figueroa said, “Most of these crops are in the seeding and vegetative stages but there are some that are almost ready for harvest.”

The mayor said a number of houses and infrastructure facilities also sustained some damages as a result of the floods but their assessment is still ongoing.

The calamity has affected a total of 600 families or about 2,500 individuals.

This figure however does not include the 145 families from Barangay New Iloilo who were evacuated to the municipal gymnasium due to the severe floods.

The evacuation was undertaken after waist-deep floodwaters submerged the area as a result of hours of heavy rains on Tuesday night.

On Monday, five villages in the area were also initially hit by severe floods and landslides due hours of almost nonstop rains that started on Sunday night.

A portion of the national highway in Barangay San Felipe was submerged in knee-deep floodwaters on Monday morning, slowing down the movement of local residents to the polling precincts in Monday’s barangay elections.

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