Stories about Disaster from May, 2019
Anti-Muslim attacks stoke tensions and incite fear amongst mourning Sri Lankans
On 12 May Sunday, anti-muslim violence started over a Facebook post by a Muslim trader in coastal Chilaw town in Puttalam District, North Western Province of Sri Lanka.
The Brumadinho dam tragedy in Brazil has caused alarm in São Paulo, a state with over 7,000 dams
A district in the city of São Paulo adjacent to two dams urges authorities to draw a contingency plan.
As Cyclone Fani hits India's eastern coast, preparedness saves thousands of lives
Many lives were saved from the devastations of the extremely severe Cyclone Fani because of a planned evacuation carried by the local administration with support from thousands of volunteers.
White flags: Sri Lankans in mourning
Sri Lankans are still coming to terms with the death of hundreds during the terrorist attacks on April 21, 2019. The colour white is used to symbolise mourning in Sri Lanka.