Landslides

  • Downpour triggers landslides in Uttarakhand 2 days ago

    Over 150 vehicles were Saturday stranded in Uttarakhand due to landslides following a downpour in Champawat district, an officials said. Actor Hemant Pandey, who has worked in Office Office teleseries, is among those stuck. The vehicles are stuck amid a rockfall near Dhan on Tanakpur Road, Pandey told IANS. He said machines...
  • Incessant rainfall disrupts normal life in Northern India 3 days ago

    Dehradun Heavy rains lashed Uttarakhand on Saturday blocking several roads in the state. The Chardham yatra has been suspended, even as the Centre decided to provide two Mi-17 helicopters to deal with the emergency. Uttarakhand authorities had earlier issued alerts in Rudraprayag and Uttarkashi. Most parts of Himachal Pradesh also...
  • Heavy rains in HP, Uttarakhand, many stranded; landslides in some areas 5 days ago

    Dehradun: Heavy rains lashed Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh over the past two days and scores of pilgrims are now stranded after the rainfall triggered landslides. Yoga guru Ramdev, along with 400 students, are among those pilgrims stranded in Gangotri after the road to Uttarkashi caved in at many places. The...
  • Alert sounded as heavy rains drench Uttarakhand; Kedarnath Yatra not disrupted 1 week ago

    An alert has been sounded in Uttarakhand after incessant rains in many parts of the state for the last 48 hours, officials said on Tuesday. The hill state is likely to experience very heavy rainfall on Wednesday, the Met Office said. District administration in "rain prone" areas has been asked to...
  • Landslides in Arunachal district due to incessant rains June 28, 2014

    Itanagar: Landslides, triggered by incessant rains in the past couple of days have wreaked havoc in several districts of Arunachal Pradesh throwing life out of gear. While flood-like situation prevails in low-lying areas of various districts, road link between Nirjuli and Banderdewa has been snapped due to damage of several culverts...
  • Afghanistan: Flash floods kill around 60 in Baghlan province June 7, 2014

    Kunduz: Flash floods have killed around 60 people in northern Afghanistan, washing away hundreds of homes and forcing thousands to flee, officials said on Saturday warning that the death toll was expected to rise. The floods in the remote mountainous district of Baghlan province come a month after a landslide triggered...
  • Rain disrupts road communication in Arunachal May 13, 2014

    Rains continued to wreak havoc in several districts of Arunachal Pradesh with reports of disruption in surface communication due to flood and landslides pouring in from different parts of the state. Mechuka, the sub-divisional headquarters of West Siang district remained cut off from rest of the state as the Aalo-Mechukha road...
  • Afghanistan landslide rescue now focuses on displaced May 4, 2014

    Kabul: Afghan officials gave up hope on Saturday of finding any survivors from a landslide in the remote northeast, with the number killed or missing put at between a few hundred and as many as 2,700. The United Nations said the focus now was on helping more than 4,000 displaced...
  • Rescuers struggle to help Afghans hit by landslide, over 2100 killed May 3, 2014

    Afghan rescuers and hundreds of volunteers armed with shovels and little more than their bare hands dug through earth and mud on Saturday looking for survivors or bodies of loved ones killed by a massive landslide in the remote northeast. Figures on the number of people killed and missing in the...
  • More than 2,100 confirmed dead in Afghanistan landslide May 3, 2014

    Kabul: Afghan officials gave up hope on Saturday of finding any survivors from a landslide in the remote northeast, putting the death toll at more than 2,100, as the aid effort focused on the more than 4,000 people displaced. Officials expressed concern the unstable hillside above the site of the disaster...
  • At least 350 killed, over 2000 missing in Afghanistan landslide May 2, 2014

    Kabul: A landslide triggered by heavy rain buried about a third of a remote northeastern Afghan village on Friday, killing at least 350 people and leaving more than 2,000 missing. Villagers looked on helplessly and the governor appealed for shovels and other equipment to help dig through the mass of...
  • Over 2000 feared dead in Afghanistan landslide May 2, 2014

    Kabul: A landslide triggered by heavy rains buried a village on Friday in northeastern Afghanistan, leaving as many as 2,000 people missing, a top official said. Badakshan province Gov. Shah Waliullah Adeeb said more than 2,000 people were missing after a hill collapsed on the village of Hobo Barik. Adeeb said...
  • Viral video footage shows a row of cars sinking during terrifying landslide in Baltimore without warning as people run for cover May 2, 2014

    A landslide in Baltimore was caught on camera on April 30, 2014. The scary footage shows people milling around a row of titled cars when the entire row sinks without warning leading people off camera to scream and scamper. ...
  • Washignton landslide death toll doubles to 8 March 24, 2014

    Searchers found five more bodies Sunday in the tangled sludge of a massive landslide in rural Washington state, bringing the death toll to at least eight from the wall of debris that swept through a small riverside neighborhood. Snohomish County sheriff's Lt. Rob Palmer said four more bodies were discovered late...
  • J&K: Miraculous escape for six families as landslide strikes houses March 21, 2014

    Srinagar: Close to six families had a miraculous escape when a landslide struck their houses in Rajwar area of Handwara tehsil. Four inmates got injured and dozens of cattleheads perished in the midnight landslide that buried nearly 40 people. Villagers heard screams and later rescued women and kids trapped in...
  • Ashutosh Gowariker teams up with mountaineering institute for TV show 'Everest' February 11, 2014

    Filmmaker Ashutosh Gowariker returns to the small screen with a new show titled "Everest". He has teamed up with a mountaineering institute in Uttarkashi for it. Gowariker, who is producing the show under his banner Ashutosh Gowariker Productions Pvt Ltd, has collaborated with Nehru Institute Of Mountaineering (NIM), Uttarkashi, Uttarakhand, which...
  • Caught on Camera: You have to see to believe these dramatic pics of a huge, loose boulder narrowly missing a farmhouse in Italy February 1, 2014

    A huge boulder unleashed by a landslide in northern Italy narrowly missed a farmhouse, destroyed a barn and came to a stop in vineyards. A second boulder stopped just feet behind the traditional stone farmhouse in the rocky region of Alto-Adige. The surreal sight was captured in a series of...
  • Two landslides kill 19 villagers in Indonesia,10 missing January 28, 2014

    Two landslides triggered by torrential rain killed at least 19 people and left 10 others missing on Indonesia's main island of Java, a government official said on Tuesday. Five houses were buried when mud rolled down from surrounding hills just after midnight in Mekarsari village of East Java's Jombang district, said...
  • Uttarakhand government figures suggest June calamity claimed over 4,300 lives December 11, 2013

    A total of 4,364 people lost their lives during the recent rainfall and flash floods in Uttarakhand, the government told Parliament on Tuesday. "As per the information received from the government of Uttarakhand, 4,364 people have lost their lives due to the natural disaster caused by heavy rainfall, cloudbursts, flash floods...
  • 9 killed, 1,141 missing from UP in Uttarakhand floods: Akhilesh Yadav December 9, 2013

    Nine persons were killed and 1,141 others went missing from Uttar Pradesh in Uttarakhand's catastrophic floods in June, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Monday informed the Assembly. "A total of nine persons of the state were killed and 1,141 went missing in landslides and other natural disaster in Uttarakhand," Yadav said...
  • Powerful typhoon kills 20 in southern China, swipes Hong Kong September 23, 2013

    A powerful typhoon hit Hong Kong and the southern China coast on Monday, killing at least 20 people on the mainland, crippling power lines and causing flooding and gale force winds. Typhoon Usagi, the strongest storm to hit the Western Pacific this year, began pounding the Asian financial centre late on...
  • Deadly Mexico storms kill 42, leave 40,000 stranded in floods September 17, 2013

    Two powerful storms pummeled Mexico as they converged from the Pacific and the Gulf on Monday, killing at least 42 people and stranding some 40,000 tourists in the Pacific resort of Acapulco amid some of the worst flooding in decades. Tropical Depression Ingrid battered Mexico's northern Gulf coast, shutting some of...
  • 17 killed as Hurricane Ingrid, Storm Manuel bring heavy rains to Mexico September 16, 2013

    Hurricane Ingrid and Tropical Storm Manuel brought heavy rains to Mexico's Gulf and Pacific coasts on Sunday, causing flooding and landslides that killed 17 people and forced some towns to cancel national Independence Day celebrations. Thousands of people sought emergency shelter as the two storms moved closer to land and caused...
  • Massive landslide in Arunachal due to rainfall, 2 districts remain cut off September 8, 2013

    With improvement in the weather, the water level of major rivers in Eastern Arunachal showed a receding trend even as West and Upper Siang districts in the state remained cut off due to massive landslides triggered by torrential rain. Chief Minister Nabam Tuki on Saturday undertook an aerial survey of the...
  • 1 killed, 3 injured as 5.9 magnitude earthquake jolts southwest China August 31, 2013

    One person was killed and three others injured on Friday after an earthquake measuring 5.9 on the Richter scale jolted southwest China, according to the China Earthquake Networks Centre said. One person died, three were injured seriously and 17 others from three tourist buses were trapped by quake-triggered landslides that blocked...
  • Heavy rains cause landslides, road swept away August 20, 2013

    Heavy overnight rains lashed a number of places in Uttarakhand, triggering fresh landslides in Uttarkashi district where stretch of a road connecting a remote area was swept away by swollen Tehri lake. Five trucks, parked along the road in Nalupani area of the district, were buried under huge piles of debris...
  • China floods: Homes washed away, more than 200 dead or missing August 20, 2013

    Heavy rains brought by a typhoon triggered landslides in southern China that buried homes and vehicles and killed at least 15 people, as the number of dead or missing from recent flooding in the country surged past 200. Nine people were reported killed in Hunan province and six in Guangxi, where...
  • 29 dead, 14 missing in floods in China August 17, 2013

    At least 29 people have died and 14 others reported missing in floods and landslides triggered by heavy rains in northeastern China over the past week, state media said on Saturday. Floods in Heilongjiang, Liaoning and Jilin provinces have led to the relocation of 140,000 people, state-run Xinhua news agency reported....
  • 8 killed, 1,500 houses damaged in Jammu floods; rains to continue till Monday August 17, 2013

    Eight people have died and over 1,500 houses suffered extensive damage due to floods caused by incessant rains in Jammu region of Jammu and Kashmir, an official said on Saturday. Of those killed, five died in a house collapse while three were washed away by swollen rivers since Friday, an administrative...
  • Jammu-Srinagar highway reopens after two days August 16, 2013

    Jammu-Srinagar national highway was reopened on Friday for vehicular traffic after remaining closed for two days due to landslides triggered by heavy rains in Ramban and Udhampur districts of the state. The 300-km long highway was reopened for vehicular traffic late Friday afternoon after clearance of landslides by men and machines...