WEB DESK: 2016 is near to an end now, the year was full of ups and downs. For many it was full of opportunities while it became terrible for those who faced disastrous natural disasters. Here are the disasters of 2016 in photos.
Mist rises off the water as a flooded building is pictured after Hurricane Matthew passes in Lumberton, North Carolina.
A woman cooks in the kitchen of her house destroyed by Hurricane Matthew on the outskirts of Port Salut, Haiti.
A resident brings French baguettes to his mother’s flooded house after heavy rain falls in Chalette-sur-Loing Montargis, near Orleans, France.
A woman walks on a highway blocked by rocks after the passage of hurricane Matthew on the coast of Guantanamo province, Cuba.
A Los Angeles County fire helicopter makes a night drop while battling the so-called Fish Fire above Azusa, California.
A woman cries as she holds body of a dead pig at a flooded farm in Xiaogan, Hubei Province, China.
A shopkeeper tries to save belongings as residents use a bridge covered with floodwater after heavy rain in Nowshera District on the outskirts of Peshawar, Pakistan.
A firefighter sprays water around a house in Nataf as wildfire burns on the hills and mountains around it, outside Jerusalem.
A woman gets out of a house destroyed by Hurricane Matthew in Cavaillon, Haiti.
A man sails in a inflatable kayak in a flooded street during rain after Hurricane Matthew in Les Cayes, Haiti.
Rescuers work in the night at a collapsed house following an earthquake in Pescara del Tronto, central Italy.
Rescue personnel work at the site where a 17-storey apartment building collapsed, after an earthquake in Tainan, southern Taiwan.