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Dozens Dead and Missing in China Landslide

Posted January 11th, 2013 at 3:45 am (UTC-5)
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Chinese authorities say at least 18 people have been confirmed dead and dozens are missing after a landslide swept through a village in southern China. Local authorities and state media said rescuers had recovered 18 bodies in the village in Yunnan province, including seven people from one family. The official Xinhua news agency said dozens […]

Death Toll in China Landslide Climbs to 19

Posted October 5th, 2012 at 4:10 am (UTC-5)
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China’s official news agency says another body has been retrieved after a landslide on Thursday in southwestern China, bringing the death toll to 19, including 18 elementary school students The Xinhua news agency said that the body was found Friday afternoon. Xinhua did not identify the victim or say whether it was the body of […]

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18 Children Die in China Landslide

Posted October 5th, 2012 at 12:10 am (UTC-5)
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Chinese officials say all 18 elementary school students buried in a landslide in southwestern China on Thursday are dead, while one person is missing. Yilian county officials said the students were confirmed dead early Friday, about 18 hours after the landslide buried a school and three farmhouses in the village of Zhenhe. Officials said one […]

Landslide Kills 16 Students in Southwest China

Posted October 4th, 2012 at 2:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Chinese officials are now blaming a landslide that slammed into a school building for the deaths of 16 students, with three people still missing. Chinese state media say the landslide struck early Thursday in southwestern Yunnan province — a region still recovering from a devastating earthquake. The official Xinhua news agency says the landslide destroyed […]

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Landslide Buries 18 Students in Southwest China

Posted October 4th, 2012 at 3:30 am (UTC-5)
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Chinese state media say a landslide has buried 18 elementary school students in a southwest region that was already recovering from a devastating earthquake. The official Xinhua news agency says the landslide destroyed the Youfang Elementary School and two farmhouses in Zhenhe village early Thursday. Normally, the students would not have been in school, because […]

Uganda Halts Search for Landslide Survivors

Posted June 26th, 2012 at 9:55 am (UTC-5)
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Ugandan authorities have called off a search for survivors from a landslide that killed at least 18 people in the eastern Mount Elgon area. Although scores of people remained missing on Tuesday, Uganda’s disaster relief minister said there was “no hope of finding any more survivors.” Instead emergency teams are working to recover bodies and […]

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PNG Landslide Kills at Least 40

Posted January 25th, 2012 at 2:05 am (UTC-5)
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A landslide has hit a rural area in central Papua New Guinea, killing at least 40 people. Local news reports early Wednesday said 40 bodies have been recovered but that at least another 20 people are still missing. The landslide struck early Tuesday in Papua New Guinea’s Southern Highlands, a remote area with several small […]

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Search Continues for Philippine Landslide Victims

Posted January 6th, 2012 at 3:10 am (UTC-5)
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Rescue and recovery operations continued Friday at the site of a landslide on the southern Philippine island of Mindanao that killed at least 25 people and left many others missing. Security forces, local government officials and volunteers are digging manually in search of victims at the small-scale gold mining facility, which is reachable only by […]

Landslide Kills 25 in Philippines Mining Community

Posted January 5th, 2012 at 3:10 am (UTC-5)
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A landslide in a gold mining community on the southern Philippine island of Mindanao has killed at least 25 people and left more than 100 others missing. The landslide hit before dawn Thursday near the town of Pantukan, burying people as they slept in their poorly constructed shanty houses. Residents were forced to use shovels […]

Philippines Landslide Kills 25, 100 Missing

Posted January 4th, 2012 at 9:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Philippines officials say a landslide in a gold mining community on the southern island of Mindanao has killed at least 25 people and left more than 100 others buried under tons of rocks and mud. Officials say the disaster struck before dawn Thursday near the town of Pantukan. Philippine soldiers are helping dig through the […]

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