Sri Lanka monsoon toll climbs to 164

May 29, 2017

Sri Lanka monsoon toll climbs to 164

Sri Lanka’s monsoon toll climbed to 164 with the discovery of more bodies of people buried in landslides triggered by intense rains, the Disaster Management Centre said Monday. Friday’s deluge also caused the island’s worst flooding in 14 years and drove nearly half a ...

Massive landslide buries stretch of iconic California highway

May 24, 2017

Massive landslide buries stretch of iconic California highway

A massive landslide that went into the Pacific Ocean is the latest natural disaster to hit a California community that relies heavily on an iconic coastal highway and tourism to survive. The weekend slide in Big Sur buried a portion of Highway 1 under ...

26 dead, 19 missing in Indonesian landslides, floods

Sep 22, 2016

26 dead, 19 missing in Indonesian landslides, floods

The death toll from devastating floods and landslides in Indonesia has risen to 26, an official said Thursday, with hopes fading for 19 others still missing. Aid has begun pouring into Garut in the west of Indonesia’s main island of Java, where 23 people ...

Kyushu landslides triggered by downpour leave woman in coma

Jun 29, 2016

Kyushu landslides triggered by downpour leave woman in coma

Two people are in comas following heavy rain in Kyushu on Tuesday and Wednesday, which triggered landslides in Kagoshima and Nagasaki prefectures. According to the Meteorological Agency, 61.5 mm of rain per hour was reported in Kanoya, Kagoshima Prefecture, on Wednesday morning, following 263 ...