Mudslides

  • US: Waters recede, helping search for mudslide victims 02-04-2014 12:35 PM

    It is a grim step forward in the search for human remains at a mudslide that crushed a rural Washington community, but an important one: floodwaters at the site are receding, allowing crews to expand their search and yielding more human remains in areas that previously couldn't be reached. The...
  • Mudslide death toll rises, rains expected to ease 31-03-2014 01:58 PM

    The rains that have bedeviled rescuers working to find more victims in the debris field from the deadly Washington state mudslide are expected to ease this week, but searchers faced other challenges at the site like household chemicals and sewage. The number of confirmed dead has increased from 18 to...
  • 2 more bodies recovered from Washington Mudslide 26-03-2014 10:49 AM

    Rescuers slogging through muck and rain on Tuesday in an increasingly desperate search for survivors of a massive mudslide instead recovered two bodies and believe they have located another eight, Washington state officials said. The official death toll rose to 16, with the possibility of 24 dead once the other...
  • 14 dead in Washington mudslide, search continues 25-03-2014 11:26 AM

    As the search for survivors of a destructive Washington state mudslide ballooned Monday to include scores of people who were still unaccounted for, the death toll from the wall of trees, rocks and debris that swept through a rural community rose to at least 14. In the struggle to find...
  • Official: 108 names on list of missing in Washington mudslide 24-03-2014 10:50 PM

    There are 108 names on the list of people who've been reported missing or unaccounted for in the weekend mudslide in Washington state, authorities said on Monday. Snohomish County emergency management director John Pennington said that's the consolidated list from various sources that authorities are working from, and it doesn't...
  • Child killed as quake hits twice in Northeast, Odisha 16-04-2013 05:51 PM

    Guwahati: An eight-year-old child was killed in a mudslide in Assam on Tuesday as two earthquakes jolted the state along with other northeastern states and Odisha. Three children, who had gone for fishing in river Beki at Kalgasia village in Assam's Barpeta district, were swept into the waters by the...
  • Mudslide kills at least 37 in central Colombia 08-11-2011 01:13 AM

    Bogota: A mudslide has killed 37 people in Colombia and buried homes in the central city of Manizales after torrential rains, the government said on Monday. The state-run National System for Disaster Prevention and Attention said 16 people were wounded and another 20 missing. Bulldozers and rescuers worked fast to...
  • At least 94 dead as China rains unleash floods 12-06-2011 02:51 PM

    Beijing: Torrential rains battering central and southern China unleashed floods and landslides that killed at least 94 people, turning areas enduring drought just over a week ago into scenes of muddy destruction, local news reports said on Sunday. In Yueyang in Hunan province in the south, weather stations recorded more...
  • Haiti mudslides, rainstorms kill at least 13 08-06-2011 01:32 AM

    Port-Au-Prince: Heavy rain hammered southern Haiti for a seventh straight day on Tuesday, triggering floods and mudslides and causing houses and shanties in the capital to collapse. The official death toll from the storm was 13 but likely to rise. Runoff from the rain sent rivers surging and flooded many...
  • Strongest typhoon in years hits Philippines coast 18-10-2010 12:23 PM

    Luzon: The strongest typhoon to menace the Philippines in recent years hit the northeastern coast on Monday as thousands of villagers fled to safety amid massive emergency preparations. Local weather forecaster Robert Sawi said the eye of the typhoon made landfall at midday on Monday at Palanan Bay in Isabela...
  • Leh: A month on, people search for missing folks 06-09-2010 07:40 AM

    Leh: One month after the cloudburst hit Leh, people are still coping with the aftermath of the devastating flash floods and mudslides. Families are still hunting for their loved ones who went missing in the cloudburst tragedy. Thirty days have passed by since the tragedy of August 5th that woke...
  • 23 died, 63 missing after Mudslides hit China 22-08-2010 09:33 AM

    Beijing: At least 23 people have died and 69 are missing after mudslides hit a remote mountain village in southwest China, Xinhua reported on Saturday. Rescuers have retrieved 11 bodies on Saturday, four days after the disaster in Yunnan province. "The chances of survival for the missing people are slim,"...
  • Mudslides ravage China's northwest 10-08-2010 11:07 AM

    Beijing: At least 337 people have been killed and 1,148 others still missing in the rain-triggered mudslides in northwest China's Gansu province in Zhouqu town, an official said on Monday. Torrential rains on Saturday night prompted an avalanche of sludge and debris to crash down on Sunday morning, ripping houses...
  • Thousands left homeless in China floods 11-06-2007 08:56 PM

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