Hiroshima marks fifth anniversary of deadly mudslides

National Aug 20, 2019

Hiroshima marks fifth anniversary of deadly mudslides

Hiroshima marked the fifth anniversary on Tuesday of landslides that claimed 77 lives, with residents in the affected areas holding a memorial service to mourn the victims. The memorial was attended by the bereaved families, Hiroshima Mayor Kazumi Matsui and others. Flowers were left at various ...

More than 50 feared killed in landslide at Myanmar jade mine

Asia Pacific Apr 23, 2019

More than 50 feared killed in landslide at Myanmar jade mine

More than 50 people are feared killed after a landslide in northern Myanmar engulfed jade miners while they were sleeping, local police said Tuesday, the latest deadly accident in a notoriously dangerous industry. Dozens die each year in landslides caused by jade mining, a corrupt ...

Landslide in rain-soaked southwestern Colombia kills at least 14

World Apr 22, 2019

Landslide in rain-soaked southwestern Colombia kills at least 14

At least 14 people have been killed and five injured in a landslide in the southwestern Colombian province of Cauca, the country's disaster relief agency said on Sunday. The landslide, which was caused by heavy rain, took place in the early hours of the morning ...

Death toll from Philippine landslides, floods climbs to 85

Asia Pacific Jan 2, 2019

Death toll from Philippine landslides, floods climbs to 85

The death toll from landslides and devastating floods in the central Philippines triggered by a tropical depression climbed to 85, officials said on Wednesday, and 20 people were missing as rescuers slowly reached cut-off communities. The casualties, including young children, were mostly killed when their ...

Landslide in Philippines kills at least 10; dozens missing

Asia Pacific Sep 20, 2018

Landslide in Philippines kills at least 10; dozens missing

A massive landslide buried dozens of homes near a central Philippine mountain Thursday, killing at least 10 people and sending rescuers scrambling to find survivors after some sent cellphone text messages pleading for help. The avalanche surged down on about 30 houses in two rural ...