Typhoon Ketsana has killed 86 people in Vietnam and at least 277 people in Philippines, according to government officials, as the Southeast Asian region struggled to cope with the havoc wrought by landslides and rising flood waters.
A massive 6.8-magnitude quake struck the Indonesian island of Sumatra Thursday in the second major earthquake to hit the region in 24 hours. Earlier, health officials said thousands may have died in Wednesday's quake.
The death toll from the Philippines' devastating floods has doubled to 240 overnight as hundreds of thousands of exhausted survivors crowded into more than 600 makeshift shelters, including the presidential palace.
Tens of thousands of people have been evacuated from the path of Typhoon Ketsana as it makes its way to central Vietnam. The storm has unleashed deadly floods in the Philippines, killing at least 240 and displacing hundreds of thousands.
With its relief capabilities stretched to the limit, the Philippine government has pleaded for international aid to help cope with deadly floods that have claimed at least 140 lives and displaced nearly half a million people.
Seven people have died and several more are reported missing in the phosphate mining town of Redeyef in southern Tunisia, where torrential rainfall spurred flash floods. Bad weather, including high winds, is forecast until Friday.
The death toll rose to at least 30 as record flooding paralysed Turkey's north-west on Wednesday. Large parts of Istanbul remain submerged under water while rescue operations continue to move residents to safety.