Mudslides

  • US: Waters recede, helping search for mudslide victims April 2, 2014

    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 March 31, 2014

    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 21,...
  • 2 more bodies recovered from Washington Mudslide March 26, 2014

    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 bodies...
  • 14 dead in Washington mudslide, search continues March 25, 2014

    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 loved...
  • Official: 108 names on list of missing in Washington mudslide March 24, 2014

    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 mean...
  • Child killed as quake hits twice in Northeast, Odisha April 16, 2013

    Guwahati: An eightyearold 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...
  • Flash floods, mudslides kill 16 in China June 26, 2012

    New Delhi: Heavy rain triggered flash floods and mudslides in parts of China leaving 16 people dead and 8 million affected. Water levels in major rivers and reservoirs have surpassed the danger levels. Relief operations are underway. 26,000 people have been evacuated. The Local Met department has forecast more rainfall...
  • Mudslide kills at least 37 in central Colombia November 8, 2011

    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 clear rubble...
  • At least 94 dead as China rains unleash floods June 12, 2011

    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 than...
  • Haiti mudslides, rainstorms kill at least 13 June 8, 2011

    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 homes...
  • Strongest typhoon in years hits Philippines coast October 18, 2010

    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 September 6, 2010

    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 up...
  • 23 died, 63 missing after Mudslides hit China August 22, 2010

    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...
  • Mudslides ravage China's northwest August 10, 2010

    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 off...
  • Thousands left homeless in China floods June 11, 2007

    New Delhi: Heavy rains triggered violent storms, mudslides and floods that swept several provinces in China. The Chinese Ministry of Civil Affairs says nine million people have been affected and around 3,00,000 people are homeless. Rescue operations have been hampered by bridges that have been swept away, and roads that...