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Xinhua world news summary at 0030 GMT, Oct. 6

06 Oct 2022, 11:05 GMT+10

ATHENS -- A boat carrying refugees and migrants crashed onto rocks off the island of Kythira in southern Greece on Wednesday night and a rescue operation was underway, Greece's Coast Guard said.

Passengers who alerted authorities shortly before the crash said there were some 95 people on board, according to a release from the Coast Guard. (Greece-Boat-Migrants)

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WASHINGTON -- The death toll from Hurricane Ian in the United States has exceeded 110, while hundreds of thousands of customers remain without power.

At least 110 people, including 105 in Florida and five in North Carolina, have died due to Ian, according to a tally by CNN on Wednesday. (US-Hurricane-Death)

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ABUJA -- At least 75 deaths have been reported after floods wreaked havoc across 255 communities in Nigeria's northern state of Yobe, a local relief agency official said Wednesday.

The deaths were recorded from the beginning of the rainy season in May, as a direct consequence of windstorms and floods in the state, Mohammed Goje, head of the Yobe State Emergency Management Agency, told reporters in the city of Damaturu, the state's capital. (Nigeria-Flood-Death)

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YANGON -- Six people were killed and many others were injured on Wednesday after a six-wheeled vehicle overturned in southeastern Myanmar's Kayin State, a rescue official said.

The accident was caused by brake failure, and occurred on the Myawaddy-Kawkareik Asia Road in Kayin State's Myawaddy township at around 4 p.m. local time (0930 GMT) Wednesday. (Myanmar-Vehicle Overturns-Death)

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