Landslide

  • Washignton landslide death toll doubles to 8 24-03-2014 11:24 AM

    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...
  • J&K: Miraculous escape for six families as landslide strikes houses 21-03-2014 11:59 AM

    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' 11-02-2014 03:16 PM

    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,...
  • Caught on Camera: You have to see to believe these dramatic pics of a huge, loose boulder narrowly missing a farmhouse in Italy 01-02-2014 01:38 PM

    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 28-01-2014 01:15 PM

    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,...
  • Uttarakhand government figures suggest June calamity claimed over 4,300 lives 11-12-2013 10:22 AM

    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...
  • 9 killed, 1,141 missing from UP in Uttarakhand floods: Akhilesh Yadav 09-12-2013 05:00 PM

    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...
  • Powerful typhoon kills 20 in southern China, swipes Hong Kong 23-09-2013 09:04 AM

    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...
  • Deadly Mexico storms kill 42, leave 40,000 stranded in floods 17-09-2013 09:30 AM

    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...
  • 17 killed as Hurricane Ingrid, Storm Manuel bring heavy rains to Mexico 16-09-2013 09:59 AM

    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...
  • Massive landslide in Arunachal due to rainfall, 2 districts remain cut off 08-09-2013 01:46 PM

    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...
  • 1 killed, 3 injured as 5.9 magnitude earthquake jolts southwest China 31-08-2013 11:11 AM

    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...
  • Heavy rains cause landslides, road swept away 20-08-2013 07:19 PM

    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...
  • China floods: Homes washed away, more than 200 dead or missing 20-08-2013 09:03 AM

    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,...
  • 29 dead, 14 missing in floods in China 17-08-2013 03:00 PM

    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...
  • 8 killed, 1,500 houses damaged in Jammu floods; rains to continue till Monday 17-08-2013 10:29 AM

    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...
  • Jammu-Srinagar highway reopens after two days 16-08-2013 05:05 PM

    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...
  • Heroes of Uttarakhand: Saluting soldiers who saved many lives 15-08-2013 07:36 PM

    Several hundred people lost their lives in the flash floods and landslides that ravaged Uttarakhand in June. ...
  • Kerala: Death toll 16 due to landslides; Cochin airport reopens 06-08-2013 05:36 PM

    Kochi: The Cochin international airport, which was closed for traffic since Monday following waterlogging on the runway, resumed operations on Tuesday with Air India Express (AIE) operating its Kochi-Doha-Bahrain flight. Air India Express sources said one of their three flights, stationed in Thiruvananthapuram, was brought to Kochi for operating the...
  • Over 6,000 feared killed in Uttarakhand floods: AK Antony 06-08-2013 02:19 PM

    Over 6,000 people are feared to have been killed in the devastating floods, cloudbursts and landslides in Uttarakhand in June, government said on Tuesday. "The scale and magnitude of the extreme event was such that more than 580 persons are confirmed to have lost their lives. Besides, another 5,474 persons...
  • Kerala: Kochi airport shut down due to heavy rains 06-08-2013 08:30 AM

    Thiruvananthapuram: Heavy rains have lashed Kerala resulting in floods and landslides in many areas. Nine tourists have been killed in a landslide in the Idukki district of the state while heavy showers in Ernakulam and Kochi have disrupted normal life. The Cochin International Airport has been shut down till Tuesday...
  • Reddy asks scientists to find reasons for Uttarakhand floods 06-08-2013 04:02 AM

    The natural disaster which had struck Uttarakhand recently could repeat itself in whole of Himalayan range and it is imperative that scientists find out what really triggered the massive floods and landslides, Science and Technology Minister Jaipal Reddy said on Monday. "We have a silly habit of politicising issues. What...
  • News briefs: One killed, one hurt in landslide in Pithoragarh 05-08-2013 11:29 PM

    One was killed, while another was severely injured in a landslide in Pithoragarh districton Sunday. "A passer-by was killed, while another sustained serious injuries in a landslide near a mountain in Jhulaghat area of Pithoragarh district," said officials of the Uttarakhand Disaster Mitigation and Management Centre. A team from the...
  • Kerala: Downpour, landslips claim 14 lives; Kochi airport closed 05-08-2013 07:42 PM

    Idukki/Kochi: Fourteen persons died on Monday and several reported missing in landslips triggered by heavy rain in high range Idukki and adjoining districts of Kerala, forcing closure of Cochin International Airport as the runway was waterlogged. Eight contingents of Army and National Disaster Relief Force have been called to speed...
  • Kerala: Five people dead in a landslide in Idukki district 05-08-2013 01:15 PM

    Idukki: Five people have died in a landslide in Idukki district in Kerala after heavy rains lashed the area. The victims are believed to be tourists, who were heading towards the hill station of Munnar when a sudden landslide hit their vehicles. Heavy rains have disrupted normal life in the...
  • One killed, another injured in landslide in Jhulaghat 04-08-2013 06:02 PM

    One person was killed and another was severely injured in a landslide in Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand on Sunday, officials said. "A passerby was killed while another person sustained serious injuries in a landslide near a mountain in Jhulaghat area of Pithoragarh district," said officials of Uttarakhand Disaster Mitigation and...
  • Four killed as heavy rains lash U'khand; five others missing 31-07-2013 09:10 PM

    Four members of a family werekilled, while five others, including SDM of Almora district,were feared dead in rain-related incidents as heavy showerslashed Uttarakhand on Wednesday, causing fresh landslips, damagingroads and sweeping away a number of homes. Almora SDM Ajay Arora slipped off the makeshift bridge andfell into the Mandakini river...
  • 4 of a family killed as rains, landslides, cloudbursts wreak havoc 31-07-2013 03:50 PM

    Four members of a family were killed and many others were swept away in separate incidents of landslides and cloudbursts triggered by heavy showers in Uttarakhand on Wednesday. State Disaster Management and Mitigation Centre in Dehradun said over a dozen houses were also damaged in these incidents. Four members of...
  • Bad weather continues in Uttarakhand, three people die in landslides, wall collapse 29-07-2013 08:00 PM

    Three persons have been killed in landslides and a wall collapse in flood-hit Uttarakhand, where inclement weather on Monday forced Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna to postpone his visit to review relief operations in Chamoli district. Relief work, which was hampered by bad weather, resumed in the course of the day...
  • Light showers in U'khand lead to landslides on Mayali-Guptkashi road 27-07-2013 08:38 PM

    Intermittent rainfall on Saturday tookplace across Uttarakhand leading to landslides on the Mayali-Guptkashi road which was closed to heavy vehicles as aprecautionary measure. As authorities tried to ensure that flood-relief work wasnot hampered as a result of the showers, Chief Minister VijayBahuguna on Saturday set July 29 as the deadline...