swollen rivers in Pakistan, image credit: DFID – UK Department for International Development

Here are two video reports on the dramatic effects of recent extreme weather events in China and Pakistan.

From ITN News:

‘Train ripped apart on collapsed bridge in china’

Jaw dropping footage from when a passenger train split in half on a bridge which collapsed in the China floods.

From Al Jazeera English:

‘Fortitude amid Pakistan disaster’

The floods that have ravaged Pakistan have forced millions of people to flee their homes and villages, but a small number stubbornly refused to leave their homes despite the risk posed by rising flood waters.