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China landslide rescuers ordered to evacuate: state media

Bejing - Rescuers searching for more than 90 people missing following a huge landslide in southwest China were ordered to evacuate Monday due to the risk of another collapse, state media reported.

15 dead, over 100 missing in China landslide

Bejing - Rescuers pulled 15 bodies from an avalanche of rocks that buried a mountain village in southwest China on Saturday as an increasingly bleak search for some 100 people carried into the night.

Around 100 people feared buried in China landslide

Bejing - Chinese authorities launched a frantic search for around 100 people feared buried after a landslide smashed through a mountain village in southwest Sichuan province on Saturday, local authorities said.

Guatemala mudslide kills 11: officials

Guatemala City - A mudslide in an indigenous village in Guatemala killed 11 people and injured at least nine more on Tuesday, the emergency services said.

Fresh landslides hit Bangladesh, kill four in their homes

Dhaka - Fresh landslides killed four people and sent hundreds fleeing in Bangladesh on Sunday, police said, just days after the worst mudslides on record left more than 150 dead amid a heavy monsoon.

Bangladesh steps up search for landslide victims

Chittagong - Emergency workers in Bangladesh on Thursday stepped up the search for victims of the country's worst ever landslides, with mounting claims that the disaster was made worse by unchecked development.

Rescuers battle to reach victims of deadly Bangladesh landslides

Chittagong - Rescue workers battled Wednesday to reach victims of landslides, described as the worst in Bangladesh's history, as the death toll from the disaster rose to 152.

Heavy rain, landslides kill at least 92 in Bangladesh

Chittagong - Heavy monsoon rains and landslides have killed at least 92 people in southeast Bangladesh, burying many in their homes as they slept, authorities said Tuesday.

Heavy rain, landslides kill at least 92 in Bangladesh

Chittagong - Heavy monsoon rains and landslides have killed at least 92 people in southeast Bangladesh, burying many in their homes as they slept, authorities said Tuesday.

Heavy rain, landslides kill at least 92 in Bangladesh

Chittagong - Heavy monsoon rains and landslides have killed at least 92 people in southeast Bangladesh, burying many in their homes as they slept, authorities said Tuesday.

Massive mudslide on Calif. coastal highway closes it indefinitely

Big Sur - A portion of California's Pacific Coast Highway was blocked over the weekend by a massive mudslide that buried a part of Highway 1 under a 40-foot layer of rock and dirt and cut off access to a region that depends heavily on tourism to survive.

24 dead as Kyrgyz landslide engulfs village homes

Bichkek - A landslide engulfed part of a village in Kyrgyzstan on Saturday, killing 24 people, including nine children, the emergencies ministry said.

At least 11 killed in Colombia floods: Red Cross

Estanzuela - Flooding and mudslides in central Colombia have killed at least 11 people, the Red Cross said Wednesday, causing alarm in a country still recovering from recent mudslides that killed hundreds.

Colombia orders protection for mudslide town

Estanzuela - Colombia's government on Sunday ordered measures to protect the stricken town of Mocoa from deforestation thought to have contributed to a deadly mudslide.

At least two dead, 26 missing in Indonesia landslide

Jakarta - At least two people were killed and 26 were feared buried under heavy mud after a landslide struck Indonesia, the national disaster agency said Sunday.

One dead, 28 missing in Indonesia landslide

Jakarta - At least one person was killed and 28 are feared buried after a landslide struck Indonesia, the national disaster agency said Saturday.

Indonesia searches for 17 people buried in Java landslide

Jakarta - Seventeen people were missing and feared buried after a landslide struck Indonesia, the national disaster agency said Saturday. The landslide hit Banaran village in Ponorogo district, East Java on Saturday morning, damaging up to 30 houses.

Desperate choice of Ethiopia landslide survivor: run or die

Addis Ababa - One minute, Zemed Derib stood negotiating with her precocious siblings who had locked themselves inside their uncle's home as a prank.The next, the playful scene gave way to horror as the hillside of the rubbish dump above them collapsed.

Ethiopia rubbish dump landslide death toll soars to 113

Addis Ababa - The death toll from a landslide at Ethiopia's largest rubbish dump in the capital Addis Ababa climbed to 113 on Wednesday, among them many women and children.

Death toll from Ethiopia landslide reaches 72

Addis Ababa - The death toll from a landslide at Ethiopia's largest rubbish dump reached 72 on Tuesday as the country's parliament declared three days of national mourning, a government minister told AFP.

Landslide at Ethiopia garbage dump kills at least 46

Addis Ababa - At least 46 people died and dozens more were hurt in a giant landslide at Ethiopia's largest rubbish dump outside Addis Ababa, a tragedy squatters living there blamed on a biogas plant being built nearby.

Water slowly restored in Chile capital after deadly floods

Santiago - The Chilean authorities worked Monday to restore water to some 4.5 million people in the capital Santiago, whose supply had to be cut after deadly floods contaminated a major river.

Four million without water in deadly Chile floods

Santiago - Rainstorms and landslides in Chile killed four and contaminated a major river, forcing authorities to cut off drinking water to four million people in the capital, authorities said.

Colombia landslide kills at least six

Estanzuela - A landslide piled into one of Colombia's busiest highways Wednesday, killing at least six people and leaving an "undetermined" number missing and feared buried, authorities said.

At least 8 dead, 19 missing after China landslides: Xinhua

Bejing - At least eight people have died and around 19 are still missing after devastating landslides swept through two eastern Chinese villages, local authorities told the official Xinhua news agency Saturday.

One dead, dozens missing after China landslides: reports

Bejing - One person has died and dozens are missing after landslides swept through two Chinese villages, state media said Thursday, as rescuers scrambled to find survivors.

26 dead, 19 missing in Indonesian landslides, floods: official

Jakarta - The death toll from devastating floods and landslides in Indonesia has risen to 26, an official said on Thursday, with hopes fading for 19 others still missing.

Guatemala landslide kills nine

Guatemala City - A landslide triggered by torrential rain killed at least nine people in a poor shantytown on the outskirts of the Guatemalan capital, authorities said Wednesday.The tragedy hit Tuesday night in Villa Nueva, just south of Guatemala City.

Guatemala mayor arrested over mudslide that killed 280

Guatemala City - A mayor of a Guatemalan village was arrested Thursday for allegedly ignoring warnings ahead of a mudslide that engulfed a community in 2015, killing 280 people.

Nepal, India floods leave more than 90 dead

Kathmandu - Floods and landslides in Nepal and India have killed more than 90 people in recent days, with at least two million residents forced to flee their homes, officials said Thursday.
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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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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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A car narrowly misses being crushed by a huge boulder during a landslide in Taiwan.
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Southeastern BC: A wall of mud came down near the village of Johnson's Landing
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