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The sixth month of 2020 witnessed numerous environmental disasters that impaired climate change and vice versa — including deadly landslides and cyclone in India, volcano eruption in Ecuador, wildfires in the US state of Arizona and flash floods caused by heavy rains around the world.

Here is a look at the global environmental disasters during the previous month.

June 1:

– Two people are killed and six others are missing due to mudslides and landslides caused by heavy rains in Yunnan Province, southwest China, according to media reports.

June 2:

– At least 20 people, including four minors, die due to landslides in India’s northeastern Assam state.

– Three people die after the remnants of the tropical storm Amanda brought heavy rains to parts of Honduras.

June 3:

– Five children are killed in rain-related incidents in Yemen’s eastern Hadhramaut province, according to officials.

– A powerful landslide destroys eight homes in Alta municipality, northern Norway. However, no casualties are reported.

June 4:

– Cyclone Nisarga kills at least six people and injures 16 others in Mumbai, India, where nearly 13,000 hectares of field are also damaged in northern parts of the region.

– Floods kill at least 16 people in Yemen, where dozens of homes are inundated.

June 9:

– An eruption at Sangay Volcano in Ecuador’s Amazon region leaves several cities covered in ash, according to reports and video footages.

– Floods, caused by torrential rains in the Ghana capital Accra, kill one person and force many people to leave their homes.

June 10:

– Floods in south and central China leave more than a dozen dead and over 200,000 residents displaced from their homes, according to country’s Emergency Management Ministry.

June 12:

– At least seven people are killed due to flash floods in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, according to local disaster management authorities.

June 13:

– Eight people are killed in a landslide caused by heavy rainfall in the Parbat district in Nepal.

June 14:

– At least one person is killed in a powerful thunderstorm with hail in Hungary’s capital Budapest.

– At least 100 houses are destroyed and 300 people displaced in Akwa Ibom state in Nigeria, as downpour triggers flooding, according to local reports.

June 16:

– At least 63 people are killed or missing, while nearly half a million people are displaced, as heavy rains continue to lash southern China, according to authorities.

– Floods hit Aceh Province in Indonesia as several rivers overflow due to the heavy rain, according to reports.

June 18:

– A deadly landslide caused by heavy rains kills at least 13 people in Abidjan, the economic capital of Ivory Coast.

– Over thousands of people are evacuated from large wildfires in Arizona.

June 21:

– At least four people in northwestern Turkey’s Bursa province die due to floods caused by heavy rains.

June 23:

– Three Gorges Dam in China, the world’s largest dam, is at risk of collapse amid historic floods that also put more than 400 million people’s live at risk.

– Authorities in Bosnia and Serbia declare state of emergency after torrential rains and floods damage bridges, roads and power lines.

– One person dies in a rain-related incident in Istanbul.

June 24:

– Heavy rains in western Ukraine kill three people and leave over 300 towns and villages flooded, according to authorities.

June 25:

– At least five people are killed amid heavy rains in Abidjan, Ivory Coast’s commercial capital, according to local media.

– A huge cloud of Saharan dust moves from Africa over the Atlantic Ocean and darkens the skies over parts of Caribbean.

– At least 83 people are killed in lightning strikes in India’s eastern state of Bihar, as monsoon storms hits country, according to an official statement.

– Torrential rains, defined by the country’s meteorological agency as “once-in-50-years,” hit Japan’s Nagasaki.