The family of a flight attendant killed in a landslide has launched a damages action against the Government, claiming inadequate steps were taken to prevent the tragedy. Sonali Singh, 32, died with her boyfriend, Paul Bouler, 43, after being buried in mud in Shum Wan, Aberdeen, on August 13, 1995. They were still holding hands when their bodies were found. A High Court writ filed by her estate says the Government could have foreseen the landslide and yet failed to prevent it. The tragedy was caused, or made worse, by blocked drains which had not been properly inspected or cleared, it is alleged. The Highways Department, Geotechnical Engineering Office of the Civil Engineering Department, the Buildings Department and the Lands Department are all named in the damages action. Also targeted is Leigh and Orange Ltd, which is alleged to have breached legal duties regarding construction of the road that collapsed in the landslide.