Xinhua Asia-Pacific news summary at 1600 GMT, May 25

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  • Sunday, 26 May 2024

NEW DELHI -- At least nine people died and many feared injured when a massive fire broke out inside an entertainment park in India's western state of Gujarat on Saturday, reported the India Today media group.

The incident reportedly occurred at the "TRP Gaming Zone", a hub of entertainment activities like go-karting, bowling and other adventure games, in the Rajkot district of Gujarat. (India-Gujarat-Fire)

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COLOMBO -- Over 500 people have been sent to safe locations due to adverse weather conditions prevailing in Sri Lanka, an official said on Saturday.

Director of the Disaster Management Center (DMC) Pradeep Kodippili told the media that 42,604 people had been affected in the country by the adverse weather conditions. (Sri Lanka-Weather-Disaster)

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MAIMANA, Afghanistan -- New rounds of rainstorms and flooding have claimed 17 lives and injured 11 others in north Afghanistan's Faryab and the neighboring Sari Pul province over the past two days, local officials said Saturday.

In the Lawlash district of Faryab province, 12 people have lost their lives and 11 others sustained injuries due to downpours and flash floods since Friday, provincial government spokesman Esmatullah Muradi said. (Afghanistan-Flood)

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SYDNEY -- Two women and one man have died following a shooting in Western Australia (WA) on Friday afternoon.

At about 4:30 p.m. local time on Friday, emergency services were called to a home on Berkeley Crescent in Floreat, a suburb in Perth's west, responding to reports of a firearm being charged. (Australia-Shooting-Death)

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