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UPDATED: Massive mudslide kills 17 in India, dozens buried

Pune - At least 17 people are believed to have been killed and dozens are thought to be buried under mud and debris after torrential rainfall causes a massive mudslide.
In the Media by Greta McClain

Aid rushed to survivors after Afghan landslide kills hundreds

- Aid groups on Sunday rushed to help survivors of a landslide in northern Afghanistan that entombed a village, killing hundreds of people and leaving 700 families homeless in the mountains.
In the Media by Mushtaq Mojaddidi (AFP)

350 dead, hundreds missing in Afghan landslide village

Balkh - At least 350 people were killed and hundreds of others feared dead after a landslide buried an Afghan village, officials said, as rescue teams on Saturday rushed to the scene in the hope of finding any survivors.
In the Media by AFP

At least 2,700 people feared dead in landslide in Afghanistan

A massive landslide triggered by heavy rains wiped out a village in Northeast Afghan province of Badhakshan, killing at least 2,700 people, an official said.
In the Media by Kesavan Unnikrishnan - 1 comment

Seven dead in Mexico landslide

Puebla - Four children and a pregnant woman were among seven people killed when torrential rains sparked a landslide in central Mexico in the pre-dawn hours Thursday, local authorities said.
In the Media by AFP

US landslide towns divided by mud, united by grief

Arlington - "We're still in shock, really," says Ben Sullivan. As the likely death toll from the monster landslide in the picture postcard valley town of Oso climbs into the dozens, that's a common feeling round here, more than a week after the catastrophe.
In the Media by Michael Thurston (AFP)

U.S. landslide death toll rises to 21

Arlington - The confirmed death toll from a huge U.S. landslide rose from 18 to 21 on Sunday, while four more bodies were located but not counted in the official tally, authorities said.
In the Media by AFP

Missing from US landslide down from 90 to 30

Mount Vernon - The number of people listed as missing from a monster US landslide has dropped from 90 to 30, while the confirmed death toll rose by one to 18, an official said.
In the Media by AFP

Tragic stories emerge as US landslide toll inches up

Los Angeles - Tragic stories have emerged of individual victims of a massive US landslide, as the confirmed death toll inched up amid fears the eventual number dead will be much higher.
In the Media by AFP

Hopes fading with 90 still missing in US landslide

Darrington - The death toll from the monster US landslide is expected to rise "substantially," somber officials warned as the scale of the disaster becomes clear with 90 still missing five days on.
In the Media by Tim Lawrence (AFP) - 1 comment

Fewer missing, but questions grow over US landslide

Seattle - The number of people missing after a devastating US landslide has fallen to 90, officials said Wednesday while defending themselves over the disaster which has claimed as many as 24 lives so far.The confirmed death toll remained at 16 with 8 more bodie...
In the Media by Tim Lawrence (AFP)

US landslide town knew risks, officials insist

Arlington - The US town devastated by a monster mudslide that has claimed up to 24 lives so far was warned four years ago of the risk but residents felt safe anyway, officials said Wednesday.As workers probed the disaster site for missing residents of Oso, Washing...
In the Media by AFP

U.S. landslide toll set to rise, as missing sought

Seattle - The death toll from a devastating US landslide is expected to rise from 14 as rescuers pick through a vast pile of mud and debris likened to quicksand, officials said Tuesday.The number of people unaccounted for after Saturday's disaster still stood at...
In the Media by Paul Brown (AFP)

U.S. landslide death toll 'expected to rise'

Seattle - The death toll from a devastating landslide in the US state of Washington remained at 14 Tuesday but was expected to rise, with many more people missing, officials said.
In the Media by AFP

U.S. landslide death toll rises to at least 14

Seattle - The death toll from a devastating landslide in the northwestern U.S. state of Washington rose to 14 after six more bodies were found, the local sheriff said.
In the Media by Paul Brown (AFP)

Up to 18 unaccounted for in deadly US landslide

Los Angeles - Up to 18 people were unaccounted for more than 24 hours after a massive landslide slammed into a mountainside community killing four in the northwestern United States, officials said.Eight people were injured, including a six-month-old infant, when mud...
In the Media by AFP

Thousands flee storm, persistent floods in Philippines

Manila - Thousands of people fled rising floods and an approaching storm in a fresh round of evacuations in the Philippines, officials said Friday as the death toll from a week of foul weather rose to 37.
In the Media by AFP

Indonesia floods leave 13 dead, tens of thousands displaced

Manado - At least 13 people have been killed and 40,000 have fled their homes after torrential rain triggered flash floods and landslides on Indonesia's northern Sulawesi island, officials said Thursday.
In the Media by AFP

Typhoon Haiyan death toll in Philippines likely to exceed 1,000

The death toll in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda in Phl.) that battered central Philippines on Friday could reach over 1,000, an official of the Philippine National Red Cross said.
In the Media by Leo Reyes - 1 comment

Super Typhoon Haiyan exits, leaves trail of devastation in Phl

Super Typhoon Haiyan, known in the Philippines as Typhoon "Yolanda," has weakened while traversing the West Philippine Sea heading towards Vietnam and still packing maximum sustained winds of 175 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 210 kph.
In the Media by Leo Reyes - 3 comments

Planting gardens reduces landslide risk

Researchers in Mexico have proposed that if the slopes along roads are converted to monumental gardens this will reduce the number of landslides.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Video: Driver narrowly escapes being crushed by giant boulder

A Taiwanese driver is lucky to be alive, as a huge boulder crashes down a mountainside, only narrowly missing his car. The action was caught on the dashboard camera of a vehicle following behind.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 2 comments

Six children killed in Honduras landslide

Tegucigalpa - A landslide provoked by heavy rain in Northern Honduras killed six children in the village of La Chicharronera Wednesday night.
In the Media by John Sevigny

Op-Ed: Russia's 'anti-gay law' passes by a landslide

The nation of Russia has just passed a bill which pretty much demonizes not only LGBT people within its confines, but from foreign lands too. The bill, which passed at 436-0 votes, is likely to be signed by President, Vladimir Putin.
In the Media by Abigail Prendergast - 8 comments

New technique for detecting landslides

Researchers have developed a way to remotely detect the events using energy unleashed by landslides. This is similar, in principle, to the way that geologists identify earthquakes using waves of energy.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Landslide buries entire village in China

Officials have confirmed the death toll resulting from a devastating landslide that mercilessly buried the village of Gaopo in Zhenxiong County, Yunnan, southwest China.
In the Media by Melanie Fourie

Typhoon death toll rises to 322 as Bopha exits Philippine area

At least 322 people have been reported dead as super typhoon Bopha moves away from the big islands of Mindanao in southern Philippines on its way to the Luzon area of the West Philippine sea toward the direction of China or Vietnam.
In the Media by Leo Reyes - 2 comments

81 dead as super Typhoon 'Bopha' lashes southern Philippines

As super typhoon Bopha (local name Pablo), continues to rampage across Mindanao in southern Philippines, local authorities have reported at least 81 people killed in different parts of the southern region due to floods, strong wind and mudslides.
In the Media by Leo Reyes - 9 comments

Strong typhoon to hit Philippines Tuesday

A super typhoon named "Pablo" with international code name "Botha," is forecast to make landfall in the Philippines Tuesday, according to the the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA)
In the Media by Leo Reyes - 11 comments

Series of earthquakes hits southwestern China (video) (update)

A series of earthquakes in southwestern China has caused the death of at least 80 people and injured 700. At least 60 aftershocks were experienced and 20,000 buildings have been damaged.
In the Media by Anne Sewell
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Southeastern BC: A wall of mud came down near the village of Johnson s Landing
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Southeastern BC: A wall of mud came down near the village of Johnson's Landing
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Attabad Lake: The lake was formed by a landslide in January 2010. Location: Attabad  Hunza  Pakistan...
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Attabad Lake: The lake was formed by a landslide in January 2010. Location: Attabad, Hunza, Pakistan.
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A car narrowly misses being crushed by a huge boulder during a landslide in Taiwan.
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A car narrowly misses being crushed by a huge boulder during a landslide in Taiwan.
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