Forces Of Nature Wreak Havoc In Italy, India, Myanmar

Powerful earthquakes and monsoon floods

The death toll continues to climb (at least 120 as of 3pm) after a 6.2 earthquake rumbled through central Italy overnight. The aftershocks have been strong and numerous. The mayor of Amatrice says half his town is gone; roads in and out of the town are blocked.

Quake

photo: ABC news

Another powerful earthquake has been reported in Myanmar. There are no immediate reports of casualties and initial reports suggested limited damage.

In eastern and central India, more than 6-million people have been affected by monsoon floods that have left villages submerged and destroyed roads. As many as 300 people have died.

flooding

photo: Reuters