Wed, 05 Aug 2020

BEIJING, July 8 (Xinhua) -- The world has recently seen unprecedented rise in extreme weather which has wreaked havoc across the globe.

The death toll from intense downpours in Japan's deluge-hit southwestern region of Kyushu increased to 55.

In China, continuous downpours have lashed large parts of southern China since June, and the waters of many rivers in the affected regions have exceeded warning levels.

In Pakistan, at least seven people have been killed in the southern city Karachi due to the first seasonal monsoon rain.

More than a million people have been affected by flooding in northeastern India and in Bangladesh, flood caused by heavy rains has seriously affected some parts of the country.

Photo taken on July 7, 2020 shows a street covered by debris in a flood-affected area following torrential rain in Hitoyoshi, Kumamoto prefecture, Japan. (Kyodo News/Handout via Xinhua)

Photo taken on July 7, 2020 shows a street covered by debris in a flood-affected area following torrential rain in Hitoyoshi, Kumamoto prefecture, Japan. (Kyodo News/Handout via Xinhua)

Rescuers help evacuate trapped villagers at Yanchi Township of Shimen County, central China's Hunan Province, July 7, 2020. Rain-triggered flood hit the county in recent days. (Xinhua/Chen Sihan)

People drive vehicles and ride motorcycles through a flooded road in southern Pakistani port city of Karachi, on July 6, 2020. (Str/Xinhua)

A motorcyclist wades through a flooded street after a heavy rain in Mumbai, India, July 3, 2020. (Xinhua/Zhang Yadong)

A woman cooks on an earthen oven as a boy stands in floodwater in Jamalpur, Bangladesh on July 2,2020. Flood caused by heavy rains has seriously affected some parts of Bangladesh. (Xinhua)

Two men wade through floodwater in Jamalpur, Bangladesh on July 2,2020. Flood caused by heavy rains has seriously affected some parts of Bangladesh. (Xinhua)

Photo taken on July 1, 2020 shows submerged houses around Lake Naivasha in Naivasha, Kenya. Several flower farmers around the lake have suffered a double blow after their farms were flooded, following a sharp rise in the water body. (Xinhua/Robert Manyara)■

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