Sumatran landslide kills seven after torrential rain

Seven people were killed in a landslide triggered by torrential storms on the Indonesian island of Sumatra, the authorities said, as they warned continuing rainfall could cause further ground movement on Friday (1 October). A day after the landslide hit…

Two dead, 12 missing in landslide in southwestern China

At least two people were killed and 12 people went missing following a landslide in Sichuan province in southwestern China, local media reported. ‘At least two persons have died and 12 others remain missing after a heavy rain-triggered mudslide that…

Three feared dead after landslide as torrential rains hit Japan

Torrential rains lashed much of Japan on Sunday (15 August), submerging roads and buildings in the western part of the country, while three people were feared dead after a landslide in central Nagano prefecture. Large parts of Japan, particularly the…

Rescuers search for survivors in a landslide that hit a Japanese tourist resort

Two women were confirmed dead after torrents of mud crashed through part of the hot-spring resort of Atami in central Japan on Saturday (3 July) morning, following days of heavy downpours. Nineteen people have been rescued and around 20 others…

Death toll in Indonesian power plant landslide rises to 10

The death toll from a landslide at a hydroelectric dam project on Indonesia’s Sumatra island has risen to 10, an official said on Thursday (6 May), as the authorities called off a week-long search for victims. A landslide triggered by…

At least 7 killed after heavy rain caused landslides in central Java

As of noon, on Friday on 23rd  February at least seven people are confirmed dead and 13 others missing after a landslide in Central Java. Five people are injured and are being treated at hospitals. A total of 245 people have been displaced…

Deadly landslide at Malaysian construction site kills 11 foreign workers

Eleven foreign workers are dead after a landslide at a construction site in north-west Malaysia on Saturday 22nd Oct, authorities say. The landslide occurred at a site where two 49-storey condominium towers are being built. Earlier estimates had put the death…

Villagers begin to mourn dead after deadly China landslide

By Sue-Lin Wong XINMO, China (Reuters) – Villagers in China visited what used to be their relatives’ homes on Monday to mourn loved ones lost when a landslide swept down a mountain, with little hope of finding anyone alive after…

Landslide, floods kill 156 in Bangladesh, India; toll could rise

By Ruma Paul and Zarir Hussain DHAKA/GUWAHATI, India (Reuters) – Heavy rains have triggered a series of landslides and floods in Bangladesh and neighbouring northeast India, killing at least 156 people over two days, and officials warned on Wednesday the…

Rescuers search for missing in China landslide

At least 91 people were missing after a huge mound of mud and construction waste collapsed at a business park in southern China and buried 33 buildings in the country’s latest industrial disaster. Premier Li Keqiang has ordered an official…

Waste spill buries buildings in Southern China, 91 missing

By Paul Carsten SHENZHEN, China (Reuters) – At least 91 people were missing after a giant mound of mud and construction waste spewed out of an overfull dump site in a southern China boomtown and buried 33 buildings in the…

Floods, landslides kill 75, displace thousands in Eastern India

KOLKATA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – At least 75 people have died and tens of thousands have had to take refuge in state-run relief camps after heavy rains caused floods and landslides in eastern India, government officials and aid groups said…

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