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  1. Maid praying for a mudslide miracle for 30 relatives

    Posted Feb 24th 2006, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez Domestic helper Celestina Pie is praying for a miracle to save at least 30 of her relatives feared entombed in last week's mudslide in the Philippines. 'I am still hoping for a miracle from God. I pray that those who are buried ...

  2. Experts count down to next Philippine landslide disaster

    Posted Mar 01st 2006, 12:00am by Alastair Mcindoe

    ... was yet another reminder of the continuous risk of landslides for thousands of communities across the archipelago- a danger that's becoming acute as the La Nina weather pattern of unusually heavy rainfall descends on Southeast Asia. Environmental groups blame most landslides on decades of logging, which has stripped the country of the forest cover that once protected upland ...

  3. The thriving village silenced by a sea of mud

    Posted Feb 21st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and boulders that came crashing down the mountainside. 'My wife sent me a text message to tell me about the landslide. I started running from the next village,' says Mr Coquilla, ...

  4. Landslide prevention impresses

    Posted Apr 15th 2006, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... Officials from North Vancouver have said they are impressed by Hong Kong's slope-safety measures after a visit sparked by the landslide death of a Hong Kong migrant in the Canadian city last year. Mayor Richard Walton said the visit had underlined the importance of a quick release of information about landslides and the risk of landslides. 'It's assuring for us ...

  5. Mainland needs to face landslide threat: geologist

    Posted Aug 08th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... He Huifeng Landslides have caused most of the deaths in this year's floods and mainland authorities should do more to stabilise hillsides, a prominent geologist has warned. ... more than 90 per cent of whom died in landslides. 'Landslides and mud pouring over houses have become the deadliest aspects of the flood menace throughout China in recent years,' he ...

  6. Death toll climbs from flooding and landslides

    Posted Jun 10th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... China over the weekend, following reports that downpours caused landslides, killing 12 people in Guangxi. All the fatalities were in Wuzhou where a record 305.5mm fell on Wednesday, Xinhua reported. Twenty-four people were injured in the bad weather, which triggered 1,379 landslides and the collapse of 1,195 buildings in the city. More than 16,000 households were affected by the rain ...

  7. Killer mudslides can be stopped if there's a will

    Posted Feb 20th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... more than 1,000 people. A law was drafted and enacted cracking down on unauthorised logging nationwide. Similarly, after a series of deadly landslides on an island adjacent to Leyte in 2003, ... population numbers can also mean encroachment onto sensitive land. The same has been the case in other developing countries across Asia, where landslides are also a frequent occurrence. At least 75 ...

  8. Same tale of greed, neglect and death

    Posted Feb 20th 2006, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... systems in landslide-prone areas. 'We never learn from previous disasters,' he said. A mudslide had previously occurred in southern Leyte in December 2004, but that was then eclipsed ...

  9. Maintenance of private slopes left up to owners

    Posted Apr 01st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... engineer, Au Yeung Yan-sang, said although the risk of landslides was halved between 1977 and 2000, the threat remained because of Hong Kong's hilly terrain and heavy summer rainfall. 'The danger is always present, but disaster can be avoided by taking the appropriate precautions,' said Mr Au Yeung. A review of 18 landslide fatalities over the past 20 years showed that nearly ...

  10. Bopha weakens but bad weather ahead

    Posted Aug 10th 2006, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... landslides. But the Observatory said its movements could be difficult to forecast because of nearby Typhoon Saomai, which was swirling towards Taiwan. Packing winds of up to 173km/h, Saomai was due ... of widespread floods and landslides in mountains. A third tropical storm, Maria, veered away from Japan's main island of Honshu and was moving northeast at 35km/h. The No1 storm warning signal ...




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