Heavy rain in Nepal triggered landslides on Monday that killed at least eight workers at a construction site and two members of a family, taking the toll in floods, landslides and lightning to nearly 200 since late May. Bhagawati Nepal, deputy mayor of the affected Melamchi municipality, a small town[…]
A landslide at a jade mine in northern Myanmar has killed at least 162 people and wounded another 54, officials say, in one of the worst-ever accidents to hit the treacherous industry. The incident took place early on Thursday in the jade-rich Hpakant area of Kachin state after a bout[…]
Sixty-five people have been confirmed dead in a landslide at a huge rubbish dump in Ethiopia’s capital, as rescue workers and desperate relatives continued to comb through piles of fetid trash looking for survivors. The disaster late on Saturday destroyed 49 makeshift homes inside the Koshe landfill site on the[…]
At least 46 people have been killed and dozens are missing after a landslide struck at a massive garbage dump on the outskirts of Ethiopia’s capital. The landslide late on Saturday levelled more than 30 makeshift homes of squatters living inside the Koshe landfill on the outskirts of Addis Ababa,[…]
At least 90 people have died in a huge landslide in a remote jade mining area of northern Myanmar, said officials. Rescuers are still battling to dig through the mountains of loose rubble at the site in Hpakant on Sunday, as search teams continued to find bodies in one of[…]
About 1 million cubic metres of mud buried dormitories and homes owned by the Shaanxi Wuzhou Mining Company in Shanyang county early on Wednesday. Officials said 14 people had been rescued. The operations had been greatly hampered by heavy rain. China has seen severe weather during the current monsoon season.[…]
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