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Landslide Kills 4 in Nepal

Posted September 22nd, 2011 at 12:18 pm (UTC-5)
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A landslide has hit western Nepal, killing at least four people. Police arrived at the scene in Baglung district following Thursday’s landslide, which buried workers digging a canal. Rescue workers so far have saved at least seven people, while several others are missing. The mountainous Himalayan region is prone to flooding and landslides during the […]

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Landslide Kills 23 in Eastern Uganda

Posted August 29th, 2011 at 7:05 am (UTC-5)
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A landslide in eastern Uganda has killed at least 23 people after heavy rains fell on the area. The Red Cross said Monday the landslide happened in Mabono and another village in Bulambuli district, about 230 kilometers northeast of the capital, Kampala. A spokeswoman said so far workers have recovered 15 bodies, but have confirmed […]

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5 Killed in Nepal Landslide

Posted August 14th, 2011 at 9:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Police in northeastern Nepal say a mudslide triggered by monsoon rains has killed five people in the mountainous district of Solukhumbu. Authorities in the village of Chaurikharka in Nepal’s Mount Everest region said rescuers Sunday recovered five bodies from the landslide and found one woman alive under the debris of a collapsed home. The monsoon […]

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Malaysian Landslide Buries Homes Killing 7

Posted August 7th, 2011 at 11:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Malaysian officials say rescuers have recovered the bodies of seven people who were buried in a landslide at a popular hill resort Sunday. The official Bernama news agency said Monday that two other people were seriously hurt in the landslide at the Sungai Ruil settlement, more than 200 kilometers north of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia’s capital. […]

4 Children Die in Indonesia Landslide

Posted July 30th, 2011 at 4:20 am (UTC-5)
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Indonesian authorities say a landslide in a village in South Sumatra province has killed at least four children and injured two others. Officials said Saturday that the children were playing under a cliff in the village of Kemahan Lama when a landslide, triggered by torrential rain, buried them Friday. The children ranged in age from […]

Century-Worst Deluge Kills Dozens in South Korea

Posted July 28th, 2011 at 1:55 am (UTC-5)
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South Korean officials say dozens of people have died as a result of mudslides triggered by the heaviest rains to hit the nation’s capital in a century. Soldiers and police were called out Thursday to assist with rescue and clean-up efforts as the rain continued into a third day. Thirteen people were killed and 24 […]

Five Killed in Philippine Landslide

Posted July 5th, 2011 at 1:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Officials in the Philippines say at five people were killed in a series of recent landslides in the country’s south. Office of Civil Defense Chief Benito Ramos says two children were found dead Tuesday near Valencia city in southern Bukidnon province after a landslide buried several houses in the area a day earlier. Officials say […]

Landslide Kills 12 in Bangladesh

Posted July 1st, 2011 at 10:40 am (UTC-5)
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At least 12 people in southeast Bangladesh have been killed in a landslide triggered by incessant rain. Authorities say mud buried homes in the country’s port city of Chittagong overnight, as victims slept. Rescuers recovered the bodies and were searching for others who may be trapped because it was unclear how many people were living […]

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