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8 missing in landslide in NW China’s Shaanxi

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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

Landslide kills at least 5, 1 missing in Bandarban, Bangladesh

01.08.15 Bandarban, Bangladesh
Rescuers are trying to recover the dead bodies after a landslide took place at Lama Haspatal area in Lama upazila of Bandarban early Saturday. Photo: STAR
Body of one more victim was recovered this afternoon raising the Bandarban landslide death toll to five in Lama upazila and one other missing.
 
Earlier, one of the victims was thought to have died. However, authorities later said he was alive and attending treatments at a Chakoria hospital.
 
Earth from a hill, soaked in incessant rain, broke loose and fell upon five houses in Lama Hospital area around 1:30am early today, Khaled Mahmud, UNO of the upazila said.
 
Primarily four people from two families were found dead: Rozina Akhter, 30, Sazzad Hossain, 5, Md Sagor, 14, Amena Begum, 32, reports our Bandarban correspondent.
 
On of the victim Arafat was thought to have died but he was found alive after being taken to a hospital, the district official said. He was attending treatments at a hospital in Chittagong’s Chakoria.
 
The latest body was found after hours of frantic rescue carried out by local Fire Service and Civil Defence. However, still one eight-year-old Fatema Begum is missing.
 
In 2012, 35 people were killed in a landslide in the same area.
Courtesy of thedailystar.net

Devastating floods and landslides raises death toll to 10 in Quang Ninh, Vietnam

Rescuers trying to find people who were reportedly missing after a major landslide buried three local houses with 10 people inside in Quang Ninh Province’s Ha Long Town. Photo: Linh Linh
Incessant rain triggering floods and landslides continued to wreak havoc in the northern province of Quang Ninh for the third day, killing at least 10 people and leaving two others missing and another nine injured.
 
Rescuing works have been maintained at a site in Ha Long Town, where three houses were buried in a landslide on Sunday night with 10 people inside.
 
Rescue workers have saved a man and retrieved the bodies of his wife and daughter.
 
The 37-year-old man was rushed to a hospital for treatment of multiple injuries, including serious brain injury.
 
By late Tuesday, five bodies were found while rescuers continued searching for the two others.
 
A local resident said that she was not aware of the landslide due to heavy rain with lightning at night.
 
“At around 5 a.m. [on Monday], I went out to find that the three nearby houses had been buried in the landslide. We rushed to there and later found an unconscious man and the body of his daughter,” she said.
 
Earlier, a mother and her two daughters in Cam Pha Town died after their house was flooded.
 
Landslides also killed a 74-year-old man in Cam Pha on Tuesday and injured nine others, who are under treatment at the Quang Ninh General Hospital.
 
Rain began to fall in the area at around 4 p.m. on Sunday (July 26). Many areas in Quang Ninh have been submerged in up to 4m of water in the province’s worst inundation.
 
By late Tuesday, many streets were still flooded while more than 1,500 tourists have been have been stranded on Co To Island after all boats were suspended.
 
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has instructed the National Searching and Rescuing Commission, police, military forces and relevant agencies to step up rescuing works in Quang Ninh.
 
He also shared condolences to the families of the victims.
 
Quang Ninh People’s Committee also disbursed VND15 billion ($689,500) for relief.
 
Many trucks have been stuck near the Hoanh Mo and Binh Lieu border gates that were closed to inundation.
 
Families near the Long Dinh reservoir in Van Don District have been evacuated to safe places after part of the dam collapsed.
 
“If heavy rain continues, the whole dam may collapse. We have been unable to fix the collapsed section in the rain,” said Mac Thanh Luan, chairman of Van Don People’s Committee.
 
Soldiers of the Naval High Command’s Brigade 147 have been mobilized for rescuing and evacuation works.
 
Vu Thi Thoa of Cam Pha Town said electricity in the area has been cut since late Monday and her family had to eat instant noodle. “The area is inundated all around. All shops were closed.”
People move vehicles and furniture on a flooded road in Cam Pha Town. Photo: Linh Linh
Coal mines in the area have been closed after nearby roads were flooded and collapsed.
 
Nguyen Duc Long, chairman of Quang Ninh People’s Committee, said that the rain was much heavier than previously forecasted.
 
“We did not have sufficient time for reaction. I have never seen such a worse inundation after more than 50 years living here,” he said.
 
Long said the Military Zone 3 have mobilized soldiers and vehicles to the area to help with evacuation and rescuing.
 
Meanwhile, the National Hydro-meteorological Forecasting Center forecasted that the low pressure area will trigger rains widely in northern provinces with high threats of floods and landslides.
Courtesy of thanhniennews.com

Massive landslide buries 3 classrooms; kills 1 and injures 12 in Nepal

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A landslide triggered by heavy monsoon rains buried parts of a school in western Nepal on Thursday, killing a student and injuring 12 people
The police said the landslide buried three classrooms at the school in Pokhara, where students were sitting end-of-term exams.  “One student was killed and 12 others, including three teachers, were injured,” district police chief Hari Bahadur Pal told newsmen, adding that most  students had already finished their exams and left when the landslide hit.
 
Pal said the injured were being treated at a local hospital and none were  in a critical condition.  Scores of people die every year from flooding and landslides during the monsoon season in Nepal.
Courtesy of onlineindus.com

Landslide injures 2 at ski complex in Eastern Turkey

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Two workers were injured when they were trapped by a landslide which struck a ski-jumping complex in the eastern province of Erzurum late Monday.
Courtesy of myinforms