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Indonesia landslides kill at least 11, scores missing

Jakarta - At least 11 people were killed, including a six-year-old boy, and scores more were missing after deadly landslides hit Indonesia's West Java province, authorities said Sunday.

Norway rescuers seek landslide survivors into the night

Gjerdrum - Norwegian rescue workers said late Monday they were still hoping to find survivors from a landslide that buried homes in a village five days ago, killing at least seven people.

One dead, nine missing in Norway landslide

Oslo - Rescuers on Friday found a dead body and continued searching for nine other people, including a toddler and a 13-year-old, still missing days after a mudslide destroyed homes in a Norwegian village, the authorities said.

Ten still missing after Norway mudslide buries homes

Oslo - Rescue workers were still searching on Thursday for survivors after a landslide that destroyed homes in a Norwegian village, leaving 10 people missing, including two children.

Norway landslide buries homes, 11 missing

Oslo - A major landslide destroyed homes overnight in a village in Norway close to the capital Oslo, leaving at least 11 people unaccounted for and 10 injured, police and local media said Wednesday.

Norway landslide buries homes, leaves over 20 missing

Oslo - A major landslide destroyed homes during the night in a village in Norway close to the capital Oslo, leaving more than 20 people missing and 10 injured, police and local media said Wednesday.

Nine dead, 35 missing in El Salvador mudslide

Nejapa - Nine people were killed and 35 were missing Friday after heavy rain in El Salvador triggered a devastating mudslide near the capital San Salvador, officials said.

21 dead, dozens missing in Vietnam after typhoon brings destruction

Quang Nam - Twenty-one people have been killed and dozens more were feared dead on Thursday after a typhoon tore through central Vietnam, triggering landslides and causing some of the worst destruction seen in years.

Bangladesh faces further flood crisis in monsoon-hit South Asia

Dhaka - Deadly flooding will persist in Bangladesh for the next 10 days, officials warned Tuesday, as South Asia battles torrential monsoon rains which have already pounded the region for weeks.

Myanmar army sacks officers over landslide tragedy

Two high-ranking officers were fired for having "failed their responsibilities" after a landslide in Myanmar killed at least 174 jade miners, the country's military said on Monday in a rare public sanctioning.

Thirteen killed in Ivory Coast landslip, many missing

Abidjan - Thirteen people died Thursday while others including children were missing and feared dead in a mudslide which flattened homes and suspended rail tracks in a suburb of Ivory Coast's main city Abidjan.

Cameroon rescuers hunt for victims after deadly landslide

Yaound - Cameroon rescue workers resumed a grim search for victims Wednesday after torrential rains triggered a mudslide that swept homes off a hillside, killing dozens of people including children.

Myanmar battles rising floodwaters after landslide kills 52

Mawlamyine - Myanmar troops and emergency responders scrambled to provide aid in flood-hit parts of the country Sunday after rising waters forced residents to flee by boat and a landslide killed at least 52 people.

Myanmar troops help flood rescue after landslide kills 51

Mawlamyine - Myanmar troops deployed to flood-hit parts of the country on Sunday to help with relief efforts after rising waters left thousands stranded and the death toll from a landslide jumped to 51.

At least 50 dead in Nepal's monsoon

Kathmandu - Floods and landslides caused by torrential monsoon rains have killed at least 50 people across Nepal while dozens more are missing, officials said Sunday.Northeast India has also been hit by floods with 11 deaths recorded as rivers burst their banks.

Mozambique community shattered by trash deluge

Pemba - The people of Chibuabuar, an informal settlement of modest wooden homes perched on a hillside between a highway and the coast of Pemba in north Mozambique, thought they had escaped the worst of Cyclone Kenneth.

Indonesia flood, landslide death toll hits 70

Jakarta - Floods and landslides that battered Indonesia's Sulawesi island have killed at least 70 people, authorities said Tuesday, as aerial footage underscored the scale of the disaster with whole villages wiped off the map.

Rescuers search for survivors in deadly Indonesian landslide

Jakarta - Rescuers are searching for survivors after a landslide triggered by heavy rain left at least 15 people dead and dozens missing in western Indonesia, an official said Tuesday.The landslide occurred shortly before sunset on Monday in West Java province.

Museveni visits site of deadly Uganda landslide

Mbale - Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni visited eastern Bududa Sunday after 43 people died when a landslide caused a river to burst its banks, sending water and boulders cascading downhill.

Boulders litter Uganda villages crushed by deadly landslide

Mbale - On a muddy outcrop on the banks of the Sume river, grief-stricken families gaze at enormous boulders that stand testimony to the force of the deluge which engulfed their homes.

At least 34 dead after Uganda landslide

Kanpala - At least 34 people have been killed after a river in eastern Uganda burst its banks, sending thick sludge and rocks barrelling into homes, disaster officials said Friday.

At least 31 dead after Uganda 'landslide': official

Kanpala - At least 31 people have been found dead in eastern Uganda after heavy rains caused a landslide, a government official said Friday."The number of confirmed dead as of now is 31 people," Commissioner for Disaster Preparedness Martin Owor told AFP.

Colombia landslide kills 11

Apo - Eleven people were killed when a landslide swept away part of a town in central Colombia's coffee-growing region amid heavy rainfall, emergency officials reported Thursday.

Toll jumps to 29 in central Philippine landslide

Manila - The death toll from a landslide in the central Philippines has risen to 29, police said Friday, as rescuers frantically dug for survivors of the latest tragedy in the storm-hit nation.

12 killed, dozens missing in new Philippine landslide

Naga - Twelve people were killed and dozens missing after a landslide unleashed by monsoon rains struck in the central Philippines Thursday, inflicting more misery on the already storm-battered nation.

Frantic dig for Philippine victims of typhoon landslide

Itogon - Philippine rescuers used shovels and bare hands to claw through mounds of rocky soil on Monday in a desperate search for dozens feared buried under a landslide unleashed by Typhoon Mangkhut.

20 dead as hill collapses on Darfur village in Sudan: rebels

Khartoum - At least 20 people have been killed in Sudan's war-torn Darfur region after a hill collapsed onto their village following heavy rain, a rebel group said Wednesday.

Landslides kill five near Rohingya camps in Bangladesh

Dhaka - Landslides triggered by monsoon rains killed at least five children Wednesday near camps on the Bangladesh-Myanmar border housing one million Rohingya refugees, police said.

10 dead, hundreds of houses destroyed in Afghan landslide: officials

Kabul - At least 10 people were killed and hundreds of homes destroyed in a remote area of northeastern Afghanistan after melting snow triggered a landslide, officials said Thursday.

Landslides kill 12 as monsoon batters Rohingya refugees

Dhaka - Landslides triggered by monsoon rains killed at least 12 people Tuesday in Bangladesh near camps housing one million Rohingya refugees, officials said.
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A car narrowly misses being crushed by a huge boulder during a landslide in Taiwan.
A car narrowly misses being crushed by a huge boulder during a landslide in Taiwan.
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An Indian villager wails as she rushes to the site of the landslide at Malin in the western Indian state of Maharashtra, on August 1, 2014
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Attabad Lake: The lake was formed by a landslide in January 2010. Location: Attabad, Hunza, Pakistan.
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