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Thousands flee after landslide blocks Nepal river

Beni - Thousands of panic-stricken villagers fled their homes fearing flash floods after an overnight landslide blocked a river in quake-hit Nepal's mountainous northwest, officials said Sunday.

Thousands evacuated in Nepal after river blocked by landslide

A mountain river in Nepal was blocked by a huge landslide on Sunday, forcing the evacuation to higher ground of thousands of families along the river say government officials.

Colombian family recounts 'miracle' baby's landslide survival

Salgar - Jhoset was asleep in his crib when the wall of mud washed over La Margarita, sweeping away everything in its path, killing his mother and leaving the 11 month old an orphan.

Colombia to hold mass funeral for landslide victims

Salgar - Mourners will hold a large group funeral for the victims of a massive landslide that killed at least 83 people in northwest Colombia, religious officials said Wednesday.

Fading hope, long clean-up after Colombia landslide

Salgar - Rescue workers in Colombia resumed the increasingly hopeless search for the missing Tuesday after a massive landslide, as the death toll rose to 64 and residents began a difficult clean-up.

At least 62 dead in Colombia landslide: officials

Estanzuela - A massive landslide tore through a ravine in northwest Colombia Monday before dawn, killing at least 62 people and injuring 40, authorities said.

Brazil landslides kill 13 as heavy downpour continues

Bras - At least 13 people have been killed in deadly landslides triggered by heavy rain in northeastern Brazil, and officials warned Tuesday havoc could continue as downpours persist.

52 feared dead in Afghanistan landslide: Officials

Kabul - At least 52 people, mostly women and children, are feared dead after a landslide swept through a village in Afghanistan's remote mountainous northeast Tuesday, the latest natural disaster in the war-torn nation, officials said.

Tropical storm leaves 54 dead as it exits Philippines

Manila - Tropical storm Jiangmi exited the Philippines Thursday, leaving at least 54 dead and 13 missing from floods and landslides as officials admitted that more extensive warnings could have saved more lives.

32 dead, 76 missing in Indonesian landslide

Rescuers searching for more than 70 people missing after a landslide in Indonesia deployed bulldozers and excavators to clear roads strewn with debris as the death toll from the disaster rose to 32 Sunday.

17 dead, nearly 100 missing in Indonesian landslide: official

Torrential downpours triggered a landslide on Indonesia's main island of Java, killing at least 17 people and leaving nearly 100 others missing, with persistent rain hampering rescue efforts, officials said Saturday.

There were warning signs ahead of Sri Lanka mudslide: survivors

Koslanda - Sniffer dogs were deployed Friday to search for mudslide victims in Sri Lanka as survivors said they had seen warning signs of the disaster, such as cracks in the ground and livestock fleeing.

Sniffer dogs join search for Sri Lanka mudslide victims

Haputale - Sniffer dogs were brought in Friday to join the search for bodies at a tea plantation in Sri Lanka, two days after a major mudslide buried alive scores of people.

Rains hamper Sri Lanka mudslide tragedy search effort

Haputale - Heavy rains disrupted a massive search Thursday for scores of people feared buried in a landslide on a Sri Lankan tea estate, further dimming prospects of finding anyone alive.

Heavy diggers join hunt for Sri Lanka mudslide victims

- Rescue workers stepped up their desperate search Thursday for survivors of a landslide in Sri Lanka which is feared to have buried alive 100 people on a tea plantation, deploying heavy diggers to claw through the mud.

Death toll from Hiroshima landslides reaches 50

Hiroshima - The death toll from devastating midweek landslides in Hiroshima rose to 50 with 38 others missing on Sunday as fresh rain stoked fears of more disasters and hampered the round-the-clock search for survivors.

Japan landslide death toll rises to 46

Tokyo - The death toll from devastating landslides in western Japan rose to 46 on Saturday, as rescuers worked around the clock to comb through destroyed houses searching for survivors.

Japan death toll could double as landslide fears halt rescue

Tokyo - The death toll from catastrophic landslides in western Japan could more than double, a police tally showed Friday, as fears of a fresh collapse temporarily halted the search for 47 people still missing.

Rescuers comb through devastation of Japan landslide

Tokyo - Thousands of rescuers combed through the wreckage of homes engulfed by landslides in western Japan on Thursday in the slim hope of finding survivors, a day after a wall of mud claimed at least 39 lives.

At least 32 dead as Japan landslides engulf homes

Hiroshima - Huge landslides in western Japan killed at least 32 people and left another nine missing Wednesday, authorities said, after waves of mud engulfed homes in a suffocating sludge.

Nepal, India floods leave nearly 200 dead, scores missing

Kathmandu - Floods and landslides in Nepal and northern India have killed nearly 200 people and scores more are missing, local authorities said Monday.

Nepal floods kill at least 89 as cholera fears rise

Kathmandu - Rescuers on Sunday found four more bodies buried under mud as the death toll from landslides and flooding in Nepal climbed to 89, sparking fears of a cholera outbreak.

Landslides, floods kill 77, displace thousands in Nepal, India

Kathmandu - The death toll from landslides and flooding triggered by torrential monsoon rains in Nepal and northern India climbed to at least 77 Saturday as tides of water, mud and rocks swept away houses, officials said.

'No hope' of survivors in deadly Nepal landslide

Kathmandu - Rescuers on Sunday ruled out finding any more survivors of a landslide in northeast Nepal that is feared to have buried dozens of people under tonnes of mud and rocks.

Nepal landslide kills eight near Kathmandu, sparks flood fears

Kathmandu - A massive landslide Saturday in Nepal's northeast left at least eight people dead and dozens missing as officials worked to clear debris blocking a major river and avert the possibility of flash floods.

India landslide death toll expected to top 150

New Delhi - Rescuers said Saturday chances were "very slim" of finding more survivors from a devastating mudslide in western India believed to have claimed more than 150 lives as they dug through mud, trees and tangled debris.

Indian rescue workers lose hope of finding landslide survivors

- Rescue workers were losing hope Friday of finding survivors amid the mud and debris from a major landslide in western India, where 150 people are feared to have been killed.

Rescuers battle rain in search for India landslide victims

- Rescuers were desperately searching into the night Thursday for victims of a landslide in western India that buried dozens of homes, with fears the death toll could reach 150.

More than 150 feared dead in India monsoon landslide

- The death toll from a major landslide Wednesday in western India was expected to exceed 150, a health official said, after heavy monsoon rains sent mud and rocks tumbling onto homes.

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.
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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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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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Strong typhoon Botha headed for Philippines
Strong typhoon Botha headed for Philippines
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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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