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Death Toll From Bangladesh Landslides Rises to 110

Posted June 28th, 2012 at 8:35 am (UTC-5)
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The death toll from landslides and floods that hit southern Bangladesh this week has risen to at least 110. Days of torrential rain in and around the Chittagong port, along with the neighboring districts of Cox’s Bazar and Bandarban, have also displaced more than 60,000 people. Authorities on Thursday called off the rescue operation, after […]

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Uganda Halts Search for Landslide Survivors

Posted June 26th, 2012 at 5:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Although scores of people remain missing, Ugandan authorities have called off a search for survivors from a landslide that struck the eastern Mount Elgon area Monday, killing at least 18 people. Uganda’s minister for disaster relief, Stephen Malinga, said there is “no hope of finding any more survivors.” He said workers, joined by the Ugandan […]

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South Korean Landslides Kill 18 Including Student Volunteers

Posted July 27th, 2011 at 2:25 am (UTC-5)
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At least 18 people are dead after two landslides triggered by heavy rains in South Korea Wednesday. Authorities say at least 12 people were killed when a landslide crashed into a mountain resort in Chuncheon, located about 100 kilometers east of Seoul. Among those staying at the resort were dozens of college students who had […]

Landslides Kill 11 in Nepal

Posted July 21st, 2011 at 12:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Landslides have killed at least 11 people, including a Dutch tourist, in Nepal. Authorities say the landslides were triggered by monsoon rains. The victims were killed Wednesday in an area north of Nepal’s capital, Kathmandu. Officials say the Dutch man was trekking in the Syafrubeshi area when a landslide buried him. South Asia’s monsoon season […]

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6 Killed in Nepal Landslides

Posted July 15th, 2011 at 1:45 am (UTC-5)
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Officials in Nepal say monsoon rains have triggered landslides Friday in two villages, killing six people, with 10 others believed to be buried in the debris. Authorities in Purtingkada, about 320 kilometers west of the capital, Kathmandu, say three bodies have been recovered from the landslide. They say 10 others are missing and are thought […]

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Landslides Kill at Least 25 in Western China

Posted July 6th, 2011 at 4:55 am (UTC-5)
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Chinese officials say at least 25 people have died in massive landslides triggered by torrential rainstorms in the country’s northwest and southwest. Eighteen people were killed when an landslide engulfed 12 houses in the town of Lueyang in Shaanxi province. Weather forecasters are predicting the region will be plagued by more days of heavy rains. […]

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