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Scores missing after southwest China hit by mudslides

Aug 22, 2019 - 12:58 PM

The mudslides and torrential rainfall cut off water and power supplies to thousands of homes, as well as damaging bridges and blocking roads linking local towns with Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan

CHINA MUDSLIDES. This photo taken on August 21, 2019 shows the aftermath of a mudslide caused by heavy rainfall in Wenchuan county, in China's southwestern Sichuan province. Photo by AFP

At least 15 dead in mudslide at hotel in Peru

Jan 27, 2019 - 10:42 PM

(UPDATED) The landslide crashes into a hotel during a wedding celebration in southeastern Peru

FATAL WEDDING PARTY. This handout picture by Peru's National Civil Defense Institute shows damage caused by a landslide on January 26, 2019 in a hotel where a wedding celebration was taking place in Abancay, Peru. Handout Peruvian National Civil Defense Institute/AFP

2 killed in mudslide at Baguio condominium construction site

Jun 13, 2018 - 6:51 PM

Patrick Lachica and Hanna Hurago are human resources personnel of the construction firm laying down the foundation for the Mega Pines condominium project

RETRIEVAL. Baguio 911 responders, fire personnel, and volunteers retrieve the victims’ bodies from under mudslide at Sandico Street, Baguio City, on June 13, 2018. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

Death toll from California mudslides rises to 19

Jan 14, 2018 - 2:34 PM

In addition to the dead and injured, 65 homes have been destroyed while another 462 sustained damage

SCENE OF DEVASTATION. A police officer escorts a resident through a neighborhood that was destroyed by a mudslide on January 12, 2018 in Montecito, California. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP

Death toll from California mudslides now 18 – official

Jan 13, 2018 - 2:27 PM

Rescuers are continuing their search operations, with the missing now believed to number 6, including a two-year-old girl

MASSIVE MUDSLIDES. Workers survey an area that was devastated by a mudslide on January 11, 2018 in Montecito, California. Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP

The week in photos: January 6-12, 2018

Jan 13, 2018 - 10:07 AM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

Participants in the 17th Annual "No Pants Subway Ride" wait for a New York City subway train on January 7, 2018 in New York. The "No Pants Subway Ride" is an annual event started in 2002 by Improv Everywhere in New York, the goal of which is for riders ride the subway train dressed in normal winter clothes without pants while keeping a straight face. / AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY

Dozens still unaccounted for in California mudslides

Jan 12, 2018 - 1:08 PM

'There are 43 people we're now looking into and investigating to see if they actually are missing,' says Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown

MASSIVE MUDSLIDES. Workers survey an area that was devastated by a mudslide on January 11, 2018 in Montecito, California. Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP

California mudslides demolish homes, 8 deaths reported

Jan 10, 2018 - 7:36 AM

Much of the affected area is land scorched by the massive Thomas fire last month, where there is no vegetation to soak up the excess water

MUDSLIDE ZONE. A firefighter (in yellow) instructs journalists to retreat to safer ground after a rain-driven mudslide destroyed two cars and damaged property in a neighborhood under mandatory evacuation in Burbank, California, January 9, 2018. Robyn Beck/AFP

Up to 250 feared dead in Democratic Republic of Congo mudslide

Aug 26, 2017 - 12:01 AM

Pacifique Keta deputy head of Ituri province where Tara village is located says the death toll is now between 150 and 250 with many still buried under the rubble of an estimated 48 destroyed homes

Sierra Leone mourns 100 children among dead in massive flooding

Aug 17, 2017 - 6:16 AM

With 600 people still missing in Freetown President Ernest Bai Koroma described the humanitarian challenge ahead as overwhelming

DISASTER SITE.A general view of the site of a mud slide in the Sierra Leone capital Freetown on August 15, 2017.  Saidu Bah/AFP

102 children among 314 killed in Colombia mudslide

Apr 08, 2017 - 9:28 AM

The National Disasters Risk Management Unit says it has received information on 127 people still missing among them 3 foreigners: a Spaniard a German and an Ecuadoran

Colombia opens probe into deadly landslide

Apr 06, 2017 - 8:50 AM

The national comptroller Edgardo Maya ordered a probe to determine whether authorities in the town of Mocoa correctly enforced building codes and planned adequately for natural disasters

DIGGING THRU RUBBLE. Rescuers search for victims following mudslides caused by heavy rains in Mocoa, Putumayo department, southern Colombia on April 2, 2017. Luis Robayo/AFP

Pulse Asia survey, Marcos, Arroyo | Evening wRap

Apr 05, 2017 - 8:22 PM

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Duterte on Sueno, National Privacy Commission, Colombia mudslide | Midday wRap

Apr 05, 2017 - 12:51 PM

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Wails of grief as Colombia town lays mudslide victims to rest

Apr 05, 2017 - 7:25 AM

In the town cemetery men are busy digging graves in the red soil for dozens of the 273 people so far counted as dead

FAREWELLS. People attend the mass funeral of victims of a mudslide caused by heavy rains, at the cemetery in Mocoa, Putumayo department, Colombia on April 3, 2017. Luis Robayo/AFP

More than 270 dead in Colombia mudslides

Apr 04, 2017 - 8:34 AM

UPDATED Survivors recount stories of scrambling onto roofs or hanging onto trees as a sea of mud boulders and debris engulfed the village of Mocoa

WASTELAND. Women stare at damages caused by mudslides, following heavy rains in Mocoa, Putumayo department, southern Colombia on April 2, 2017. Luis Robayo/AFP

254 dead in Colombia mudslides

Apr 03, 2017 - 8:09 AM

UPDATED Survivors describe gruesome scenes in the Colombian town of Mocoa as rescuers keep up a desperate search for victims in the muck and debris

DIGGING THRU RUBBLE. Rescuers search for victims following mudslides caused by heavy rains in Mocoa, Putumayo department, southern Colombia on April 2, 2017. Luis Robayo/AFP

Toll from deadly Colombia mudslide hovers at 200 amid frantic rescue efforts

Apr 02, 2017 - 12:18 AM

4th UPDATE Whole neighborhoods are wiped out following the massive mudslide that hit Mocoa a town of 40 000

MUDSLIDES. Handout picture released by the Colombian Army press office showing soldiers carrying a corpse following mudslides caused by heavy rains, in Mocoa, Putumayo department, on April 1, 2017. Handout/Ejercito de Colombia/AFP

Two more waste reservoirs in Brazil risk bursting – company

Nov 18, 2015 - 11:53 PM

Samarco the company that owns the waste reservoir that burst last month says they are taking the necessary urgent measures to stop two more reservoirs from bursting

MUDSLIDE. A handout picture made available by the Brazilian Secretary of State for Health in Mariana, Juliano Duarte on November 6 shows the place where a mudslide took place near the Gerais Mines in Brazil. Photo by Juliano Duarte/Secretario de Salud de Mariana/EPA

Death toll rises as toxic mudslide hits Brazil village

Nov 06, 2015 - 11:32 PM

Mariana fire chief Adao Severino Junior says there could be more than 40 people missing but a new death toll may not be released until relatives of the victims are notified

MUDSLIDE. A handout picture made available by the Brazilian Secretary of State for Health in Mariana, Juliano Duarte, on 06 November 2015 shows the place where a mudslide took place near the Gerais Mines in Brazil. Photo by Juliano Duarte/Secretario de Salud de Mariana/EPA

Guatemala mudslide toll rises to 253 dead

Oct 10, 2015 - 10:41 AM

Search and rescue efforts will continue through the weekend but on Monday October 12 officials will meet to decide how much longer to continue the operation

DEATH TOLL RISES. Rescue workers recover a body after a landslide in El Cambray II village, Santa Catarina Pinula municipality, Guatemala, October 2, 2015. File photo by Esteban Biba/EPA

Guatemala mudslide death toll climbs to 237 – official

Oct 09, 2015 - 12:58 AM

UPDATED About 150 other people are still missing in Santa Catarina Pinula

General view of a zone affected by a landslide that have left at least 44 dead and 450 missing people, at the cemetery of the municipality of Santa Catarina Pinula, Guatemala, 03 October 2015. Photo by Esteban Biba/EPA

Sri Lanka cuts mudslide dead and missing toll to 38

Nov 01, 2014 - 4:46 PM

Officials say that many of the people presumed to be dead or missing were at work or school when the mudslide happened

Heavy earth moving machinery excavating the debris and rubble left by the major landslide near destroyed houses while Sri Lanka Army personnel look out for signs of bodies at Meeriyabedda, Haldummulla in Badulla. Photo by M.A. Pushpa Kumara/EPA

100 buried alive in Sri Lanka tea region mudslide: minister

Oct 29, 2014 - 11:52 PM

One witness spoke of hearing a noise like thunder as part of a mountainside collapsed onto the estate burying some of the workers homes in 30 feet of mud and debris

MUDSLIDE. Sri Lankan residents walk through the site of a landslide caused by heavy monsoon rains in Koslanda village in central Sri Lanka on October 29, 2014. Photo by Ishara  Kodikara/AFP MUDSLIDE. Sri Lankan residents walk through the site of a landslide caused by heavy monsoon rains in Koslanda village in central Sri Lanka on October 29, 2014. Photo by Ishara  Kodikara/AFP

US landslide death toll rises to 24

Mar 26, 2014 - 1:43 PM

10 more bodies are found 3 days after a landslide crashed into the town of Oso in Washington state

LANDSLIDE. A general view showing the break-away part of a hill, after a mudslide near Oso, Washington, USA, March 25, 2014. Matt Mills McKnight/EPA

8 dead, 18 missing in deadly US landslide

Mar 24, 2014 - 10:46 AM

Authorities fear that a swollen river may wash away a nearby dam and inundate other communities

Looking back: Guinsaugon landslide

Feb 17, 2014 - 11:25 AM

Even before Yolanda happened the Guinsaugon disaster had already identified problems related to disaster preparedness and recovery

Rescuers pull bodies from Mexico mudslide

Sep 20, 2013 - 10:40 AM

Rescuers pulled two bodies Thursday from a mudslide that buried a Mexican village as storms lashed the country killing almost 100 nationwide

SEARCHING FOR THE DEAD. Deaths from floods and landslides battering Mexico on  September 19, 2013, neared 100 as a fresh hurricane hit the northwest and rescuers faced a risky mission in a village buried in mud. AFP PHOTO/RONALDO SCHEMIDT