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Sri Lanka steps up search for landslide victims

Sri Lanka steps up search for landslide victims

Sri Lankan soldiers yesterday stepped up their search for 100 people feared buried alive in a landslide at a tea plantation, but there was little hope of finding any survivors. Hundreds of troops using heavy diggers clawed through tonnes of mud that buried scores of tin-roofed homes at the picturesque plantation in the island's...

10 dead, 300 missing in Sri Lanka land slide

10 dead, 300 missing in Sri Lanka land slide

At least 10 people are dead and hundreds are missing following a landslide in central Sri Lanka, officials tell the BBC. The landslide, which came after heavy monsoon rains, engulfed about 140 houses in Badulla district, officials said. Security forces have been mobilised in search and rescue operations. Mudslide warnings were issued after much of Sri...

Landslide in China kills 19 road workers

Landslide in China kills 19 road workers

A landslide in northwestern China buried a dormitory for highway construction workers as they slept inside, killing 19 and injuring two others, the official Xinhua News Agency said Saturday. The landslide crushed eight temporary dormitory rooms in the city of Yan'an in Shaanxi province, Xinhua said. Nine people were killed on the site and 10...

Landslide kills 6 in China

Landslide kills 6 in China

At least six people have died and 21 others are missing after a landslide struck a village in south-west China. China's state-run Xinhua news agency reported that more than 70 houses in the village in Guizhou province were destroyed. It also said, quoting officials, that 22 people were injured and had been transferred to hospitals...

Rescuers comb Japan landslide site

Rescuers comb Japan landslide site

Rescuers are still combing through the site of a landslide triggered on Wednesday by torrential rain in Japan's Hiroshima prefecture. At least 39 people are now known to have died and rescue teams are working to find more survivors. The landslide happened in a residential area near a mountain in the Hiroshima city outskirts. Dozens...

Landslides kill 27 in Japan

Landslides kill 27 in Japan

At least 27 people have been killed in landslides that struck Japan's Hiroshima prefecture, officials say. The landslides happened in a residential area near a mountain in the Hiroshima city outskirts. They were triggered after the equivalent of a month's rain fell in the 24 hours up to Wednesday morning, Japan's weather agency said. Images from...

Heavy rain claims 19 lives in India

Heavy rain claims 19 lives in India

Nineteen people have been killed in the last 24 hours in landslides and incidents of house collapse as heavy rain continued in the hill state of Uttarakhand today, according to a report of NDTV. While 14 people have been killed in Yamkeshwar, Pauri and Lansdowne Tehsils of Pauri district, two people have reportedly been...

Rain hampers search for Nepal landslide victims

Rain hampers search for Nepal landslide victims

Fresh rainfall was hampering a search Sunday for scores of villagers missing after a massive landslide in northern Nepal, where army troops used explosives to blast a river blockage in an attempt to release a dangerous water buildup. Police said eight bodies have been recovered so far, but villagers say more than 100 people...

4 killed in massive landslide near Nepal capital

4 killed in massive landslide near Nepal capital

A massive landslide has buried dozens of homes in Nepal, with four people confirmed dead so far, say police. The landslide has blocked the Sunkoshi river, near the capital Kathmandu, forcing thousands of people to evacuate their homes and move to higher ground. Officials said army technicians would be sent in to unblock the river...

10 killed, dozens trapped in western India landslide

10 killed, dozens trapped in western India landslide

At least 10 people have died after a landslide buried more than 40 houses and left 160 people trapped under debris in a village in western India. The first teams of emergency workers have arrived in Malin village, near the city of Pune in Maharashtra state, where the disaster happened. Rescuers trying to reach survivors...

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