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 ...

Hiroshima residents mark fourth anniversary of deadly landslides

National Aug 20, 2018

Hiroshima residents mark fourth anniversary of deadly landslides

People in the city of Hiroshima on Monday marked the fourth anniversary of landslides that killed 77 people with pledges to prevent similar disasters from recurring. This year, the anniversary arrived about a month after devastating flooding and landslides claimed at least 226 lives in ...

World Jul 12, 2018

Afghan landslide destroys hundreds of houses

At least 10 people were killed and hundreds of homes destroyed in a remote area of northeastern Afghanistan after melting snow triggered a landslide, officials said Thursday. A mountain lake in Panjshir, a province known for its snowcapped peaks north of Kabul, overflowed and sent ...