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  1. News - China

    Death toll rises to 21 in China landslide

    Posted Jul 27th 2013, 12:44pm by Associated Press in Beijing

    ... Associated Press in Beijing The death toll from mudslides that have ravaged an earthquake-shattered region of northwestern China rose to 21 on Saturday, with another four missing, state media reported. The landslides triggered by heavy rains struck just south of the city of Dingxi where Monday’s earthquake left 95 dead, five missing and more than 800 people in hospital. Nine ...

  2. News - China

    Hundreds of rescuers hunt for survivors after landslide kills 15 in southwestern China

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 10:36am by Associated Press and Agence France-Press in Beijing

    ... collapse of mountainside after days of rain Hundreds of rescuers are hunting for survivors today after a massive landslide in southwestern China that killed at least 15 people. Half of a 600-metre ... collapsed or were buried in the landslide. The breaching of a small reservoir during the landslide also caused flooding that covered houses up to their roofs. Guizhou is one of the poorest provinces ...

  3. News - Asia - NATURAL DISASTER

    Hiroshima landslide toll climbs to 46 as looming rains threaten rescue

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 02:35pm by AFP, AP

    ... AP and AFP in Tokyo Fears Hiroshima landslide toll could double The death toll from devastating landslides in western Japan rose to 46 on Saturday, as rescuers worked around the clock ... early on Wednesday triggered landslides that swallowed dozens of homes. The rain had stopped by Saturday morning, but nearly 3,000 rescuers, soldiers and police officers remained wary, ...

  4. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Scores killed or missing as huge landslide engulfs Hiroshima suburb

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 11:17am

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Torrential downpours loosed waves of mud onto dense neighbourhoods Huge landslides in western Japan killed at least 39 people and left another seven missing ... pictures showed, leaving rescuers to pick through the devastation for any signs of life. Watch: Dozens dead as Japan landslides engulf homes “According to the National Police Agency, the death toll ...

  5. News - Asia - DISASTER

    109 killed and scores missing as storms cause landslides in Nepal

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 04:09pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Kathmandu Monsoon landslides and flooding kill at least 109 The death toll from landslides and flooding triggered by torrential monsoon rains in Nepal and northern India climbed ... National disaster management chief Yadav Prasad Koirala said: "We have recovered 85 bodies so far, 54 people have suffered injuries due to landslides and flooding over the last three days ...

  6. News - World - SWITZERLAND

    Swiss train carriage plunges into ravine after landslide

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 10:21pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Geneva A landslide derailed a passenger train in the Swiss mountains on Wednesday sending one carriage plunging into a ravine but it appeared that miraculously ... of the train was “derailed by a landslide” but was unable to immediately provide more details. Four helicopters were rushed to the scene – a heavily forested hillside with little road access – to help ...

  7. News - China - YUNNAN EARTHQUAKE

    Landslides block aid from reaching Yunnan quake disaster as death toll surges to 589

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 11:48pm by Mimi Lau, Nectar Gan

    ... Mimi Lau in Longtoushan, Yunnan and Nectar Gan Villager's effort to get supplies to elderly parents thwarted by landslides Desperate bid to help trapped family Wang Qiyong ... The only link from Longtoushan to the outside world is through a single muddy road, six metres across, but access has been blocked by landslides. Two bulldozers were trying to remove a boulder ...

  8. News - Asia - NEPAL

    Eight killed as landslide hits northeast Nepal, sparking flood fears

    Posted Aug 02nd 2014, 08:41pm by Agence France-Presse in Kathmandu

    ... Agence France-Presse in Kathmandu Monsoon rains trigger huge landslide in remote northeast Nepal with at least 8 dead and 'dozens more missing' A massive landslide on 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. The landslide struck ...

  9. News - Asia - NEPAL

    'No hope' of survivors after massive Nepal landslide, says official

    Posted Aug 03rd 2014, 01:48pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Kathmandu Official says only eight bodies recovered after village was obliterated 'No chance' for 150 lost in landslide Officials say there is no chance of finding any of the more than 150 people who were believed to have been buried by a massive landslide in northern Nepal, as rescuers scrabble through piles of rock, mud and trees. So far, only ...




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