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12 Killed in Landslide Triggered by Heavy Rain in Ethiopia #Landslide #Ethiopia #Africa

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As many as 12 people are thought to have died in a landslide triggered by heavy rain in Ethiopia.

Local media said the landslide struck in Ale Special Woreda in Southern Nations Nationalities and Peoples Region (SNNP). Six houses were completely destroyed and several families displaced. Seven bodies have been found, with 5 still missing. Search operations were continuing but has been hindered by unstable terrain.

Heavy rain, floods and landslides have affected SNNP since mid-April. Eight people died in Gamo zone in a period 11 to 18 April. Flooding in Jinka town on 25 April damaged infrastructure and livestock.

Other areas of the country have also seen heavy rain since late April. Flash floods on 24 April left at least 4 people dead in Dire Dawa.

In a report of 06 May, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said that flooding had affected 219,000 people in areas of Somali, Afar, SNNP, Dire Dawa and Harari. As many as 107,000 people have been displaced, mostly in Somali region after flash floods on 25 April affected 34,507 households and displaced 15,195 households in Erer, Sitti, Nogob and Korahe zones.

Courtesy of floodlist.com



Rain Triggers Deadly Landslide in West Sulawesi Province, Indonesia #Landslide #Sulawesi #Indonesia

Photo: BPBD Polewali Mandar

Heavy rain has continued to fall in parts of Indonesia, where disaster authorities report at least 3 people died landslides in West Sulawesi Province.

Local disaster agency said 2 landslides struck in close succession on 05 May in Kelapa Dua Village, Anreapi District, Polewali Mandar Regency severely damaging a house and burying several vehicles. Four other people were injured in the incident.

Based on a report by the Regional Disaster Management Agency (BPBD) of Polewali Mandar Regency, the disaster was triggered by high intensity rainfall and unstable soil structure.

The BPBD Rapid Reaction Team (TRC) of Polewali Mandar Regency conducted a rapid assessment and evacuation of the victims and coordinated with related agencies to respond to the disaster. The Public Works Department also mobilized heavy equipment to clear landslide debris and re-open roads that were blocked.

The disaster in West Sulawesi follows floods and landslides caused by heavy rainfall on the islands of Java and Sumatra over the last few days.

Courtesy of floodlist.com


Massive landslide kills at least seven in Sri Lanka

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SEVEN people have been buried alive in a landslide at a tea plantation in central Sri Lanka, disaster relief officials say.
A ROW of houses on the estate in Kotmale was buried under the landslide during heavy rains on Friday.
Two bodies were found shortly afterward, and five more were discovered on Saturday. At least one person is listed as missing.
Courtesy of heraldsun.com.au

Massive mudslide kills a mother and her 5 children in Mexico

File photo shows the aftermath of a mudslide in Mexico.

A mudslide caused by severe weather in Mexico has killed a mother and her five children, authorities say.
The incident happened on Thursday during heavy rains in the eastern state of Veracruz.
The 28-year-old mother and her children aged 12, 11, seven, three and 18 months, were killed in their sleep shortly after their home was hit by a landslide, said Ricardo Maza, the emergency response chief at the Veracruz civil protection agency.
The father, who was injured in the incident, helped in the desperate search for his family members, Maza added.
Heavy rains in Veracruz have caused damage to homes and businesses, and authorities are still trying to fully assess the damage done.
In recent years, Mexico has been hit hard by devastating weather that has triggered landslides.
Earlier this year, several people were killed by landslides in the central and eastern parts of the country.
In 2013, 101 people were killed and dozens more went missing after a landslide engulfed a whole village in the southern state of Guerrero.
Courtesy of presstv.ir

Massive landslide damages 40 houses in Kathua

Landslide damages 40 houses in Kathua
As many as 40 houses and a government school building were damaged in a landslide at Morha-Chuhara village in Billawar tehsil of Kathua district, following which Congress today demanded that the state government ensures early rehabilitation of  the affected people.
“We demand that the government pay compensation to the affected families at par the amount paid in Srinagar, and immediately provide tents, ration and all possible medical help to the landslide-hit people of Morha-Chuhara village in Billawar tehsil,” J&K State Congress General Secretary and Former Minister Manohar Lal Sharma said today.
He hit out at the state government and BJP ministers including Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh and Health Minister Lal Singh — both of whom belong to Kathua district, alleging that they had failed to come to their help.
The landslide hit Morha-Chuhara village and Panchayat Uchha Pind in Tehsil Ramkot of Billawar Sub Division in Kathua district yesterday.
As many as 40 houses and one government school building were damaged, Sharma said.
Meanwhile, the residents today blocked Dhar road for three-and-a- half hours at Poungran protesting against the apathy of the local administration and the state government.
Sharma assured full support of Congress to the affected families. He also took up the matter with the Jammu Divisional Commissioner.
Courtesy of greaterkashmir.com

Landslides Kill At Least 26, 42 Others Missing In Western Nepal

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Authorities said 26 people were killed and 42 others went missing after landslides hit western Nepal on Wednesday night. Officials involved in rescue operations said about 20 bodies have been retrieved from Bhadaure Tamaghi Village Development Committee (VDC) and Lumle VDC.
Lumle is a popular tourist destination which attracts scores of local and international tourists annually. As of press time, no foreigner has been reported killed or injured in the landslides.
Chief district officer of Kaski Krishna Bahadur Raut, said they have recovered 15 bodies in Lumle alone and 28 people are still unaccounted for as 14 houses got buried in the landslide. He also noted that five people were killed and 14 were injured in Bhadaure Tamaghi VDC. Local officials said five houses were destroyed while some temples and schools in the remote villages were partly damaged.
Meanwhile, Nepal’s leading news portal ekantipur.com reported that six people were killed on Wednesday night when a landslide buried homes in Mudi and Muna VDC of Myagdi district.
Courtesy of ubalert.com