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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.

One killed as landslide engulfs houses in Japan

Apo - A man has been found dead and several people are missing after a landslide engulfed houses in southern Japan on Wednesday, local officials said.

11 dead in Malaysian construction site landslide

- Eleven people, mostly foreign workers, were killed in a landslide at a construction site on Malaysia's Penang Island, officials said Sunday, as anger mounted among residents at the accident.

Fourteen feared dead in Malaysian landslide

Penang - Two workers were found dead and 12 others were missing Saturday after a landslide at a construction site on the popular Malaysian tourist island of Penang, officials said.

Floods, landslides kill 37 in Vietnam, scores missing

Hanoi - At least 37 people have died and another 40 are missing as floods and landslides ravage north and central Vietnam, destroying homes and leaving rescuers scrambling to find survivors, disaster officials said Thursday.

Floods, landslides kill 37 in Vietnam, scores missing

Hanoi - At least 37 people were killed and another 40 are missing as floods and landslides ravaged northern and central Vietnam, disaster officials said Thursday.

Fresh landslides in Swiss Alps force more evacuations

Geneva - New landslides have forced more evacuations from a valley in the Swiss Alps where eight hikers were buried in a barrage of boulders and mud a week ago, authorities said Friday.

At least 15 dead in China landslide

Bejing - The death toll after a landslide struck dozens of homes in rural southwestern China has climbed to 15, state television said Tuesday.

Two dead, 25 missing in China landslide

Bejing - A landslide struck some 34 homes in southwest China on Monday, killing two people and leaving another 25 missing in the latest natural disaster to hit the country, according to the local government.

Fresh mudslide in Swiss Alps as eight remain missing

Suisse - Hopes of finding eight people missing after a massive landslide in the Swiss Alps alive are fading, police said Friday, as a fresh barrage of sludge forced more evacuations.

Little hope of finding Swiss landslide missing alive

Suisse - Hopes of finding eight people missing after a massive landslide in the Swiss Alps alive are fading, police said Friday, warning it could take weeks before all those who fled can return home.

Eight missing after huge landslide in Swiss Alps

Ginebra - Eight people were still missing Thursday after a massive landslide swept away a mountainside in the Swiss Alps, ripping apart buildings and forcing the evacuation of a village.

Death toll in DR Congo landslide climbs to 140

Bunia - The death toll from a landslide that swept over a fishing village on the banks of a lake in northeast Democratic Republic of Congo has reached 140, the government said Monday.
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Southeastern BC: A wall of mud came down near the village of Johnson s Landing
Southeastern BC: A wall of mud came down near the village of Johnson's Landing
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An Indian villager wails as she rushes to the site of the landslide at Malin in the western Indian s...
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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Strong typhoon Botha headed for Philippines
Strong typhoon Botha headed for Philippines
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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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Attabad Lake: The lake was formed by a landslide in January 2010. Location: Attabad  Hunza  Pakistan...
Attabad Lake: The lake was formed by a landslide in January 2010. Location: Attabad, Hunza, Pakistan.
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