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Landslide

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...

Risky Ctg hill dwellers asked to evacuate

Risky Ctg hill dwellers asked to evacuate

Divisional Hill Management Committee today issued warnings about possible landslides at Moti Jhorna and Lalkhan Bazar hill areas in Chittagong due to heavy rainfall since Saturday midnight. The inhabitants of the two areas have been asked to evacuate their houses in the wake of incessant rainfall till this noon, Chittagong Deputy Commissioner Mejbah Uddin...

Afghan boy relives terror of "bomb-like" landslide

Afghan boy relives terror of

Six-year-old Abdul Maqsood stood outside his neighbour's simple mud-brick home, staring aghast at the damage caused by a landslide which had slammed into his village in remote northeast Afghanistan. Then the rumbling started. Maqsood had no idea that the entire side of the bare mountain above him, drenched by a week of heavy rain,...

Afghan landslide missing search ends

Afghan landslide missing search ends

Rescuers in Afghanistan have given up hope of finding any more survivors in a double landslide that is feared to have killed more than 2,500 people. They have stopped digging through the earth and mud that swamped a whole village in the remote north-east province of Badakhshan on Friday. Officials now say the site has...

2,100 confirmed dead in Afghan landslide: Official

2,100 confirmed dead in Afghan landslide: Official

Afghan officials gave up hope on Saturday of finding any survivors from a landslide in the remote northeast, putting the death toll at more than 2,100, as the aid effort focused on the more than 4,000 people displaced. Officials expressed concern the unstable hillside above the site of the disaster may cave in again,...

2,000 missing in Afghan landslide: Official

2,000 missing in Afghan landslide: Official

A landslide triggered by heavy rains buried a village today in northeastern Afghanistan, leaving as many as 2,000 people missing, a top official said. Badakhshan province Governor Shah Waliullah Adeeb said more than 2,000 people were missing after a hill collapsed on the village of Hobo Barik. Adeeb said the landslide buried some 300 homes in the area - about a third of all houses there. The governor said rescue crews were working but didn't have enough equipment, appealing for shovels. "It's physically impossible right now," Adeeb said. "We don't have enough shovels; we need more machinery." He said authorities evacuated a nearby village over concerns about further landslides. Faziluddin Hayar, the police chief in...

3 killed as Indonesian train derails

3 killed as Indonesian train derails

A railway official says at least three people were killed when a passenger train hit mounds of mud after heavy rain triggered a landslide in central Indonesia. Two others are in critical condition. Junerfin, a spokesman for the Indonesian Railway Company, says the train derailed at a junction in Tasikmalaya, a district on Java island,...

Death toll from Washington landslide rises to 8

Death toll from Washington landslide rises to 8

The death toll rose to eight and 18 people were missing on Sunday after a landslide in Washington state that buried homes and cars under mud and debris up to 15 feet (5 m) deep, authorities said. Eight people were also injured when rain-soaked embankments along State Route 530 near Oso, Washington, about 55...

Awful Tigers

Awful Tigers

If cricket was the winner in the 2006 humdinger between South Africa and Australia which the former won after conceding 434 in 50 overs, yesterday in the first ODI between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka at Mirpur cricket was a sorry loser. The match lasted 79.2 overs and for 68 overs it seemed a...

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