Sierra Leone mudslide death toll now at 499 with 600 still missing

Aug 21, 2017

Sierra Leone mudslide death toll now at 499 with 600 still missing

Rescue workers have unearthed 499 dead bodies since last week's devastating landslide near the Sierra Leone capital Freetown, the city's chief coroner told Reuters on Sunday. One of Africa's worst flooding-related disasters in years occurred when the side of Mount Sugar Loaf collapsed on Monday ...

Food aid reaches thousands devastated by Sierra Leone mudslide

Aug 17, 2017

Food aid reaches thousands devastated by Sierra Leone mudslide

Food aid is reaching thousands who survived a mudslide on the outskirts of Sierra Leone's capital, Freetown, the United Nations World Food Programme said on Wednesday, two days after 400 people died and more than 3,000 were left homeless. Dozens of houses were buried as ...

China lays blames for slide

Dec 26, 2015

China lays blames for slide

A landslide in southern China that killed two people and left more than 70 people missing was caused by breaches of construction safety rules and was not a natural disaster, a government website quoted local authorities as saying Friday. An investigation by a team in ...

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Massive landslide found in Alaska

Scientists have discovered a massive landslide in eastern Alaska that is the largest detected in North America since the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens. The Oct. 17 slider unleashed 200 million tons of rock down the Taan Fiord valley onto Tyndall Glacier in Icy ...