Landslide

Another landslide in Hpakant jade mine leaves over 200 missing, Myanmar

Another deadly landslide has hit Myanmar's jade-rich Hpakant region on May 23, 2016, leaving as many as 200 workers buried under tailings. 14 bodies were found under the rubble as of late May 24. The latest in a series of deadly disasters occurred around 20:15...

May 25, 2016

Widespread flooding and landslides leave 101 people dead and 100 missing, Sri Lanka

An intense storm that was affecting Sri Lanka since May 15, 2016, wreaked havoc across the country's districts, causing severe flooding and deadly landslides. According to the Disaster Management Center (DMC), the current death toll is 101 and another 100 people...

May 25, 2016

Heavy rainfall causes deadly landslides in Assam, India

Torrential rainfalls that have been sweeping portions of India for the last couple of days triggered deadly landslides in the districts of Karimganj and Hailakandi, Assam in Northeast India on May 18, 2016. Ten casualties have been reported so far. According to the...

May 18, 2016

Massive landslide buries three villages, over 200 families missing, Sri Lanka

According to government officials, a large landslide triggered by more than three days of heavy rain buried three villages in Aranayaka (Siripura, Pallebage and Elagipitya), district of Kegalle, Sri Lanka on May 17, 2016. As of late May 17, the death toll is still...

May 17, 2016

Widespread flooding and landslides affect tens of thousands in Sri Lanka

Torrential downpours that have been lashing Sri Lanka since May 15, 2016 (local time), triggered floods and landslides across the affected areas and claimed 8 lives, so far. Tens of thousands of people were forced to evacuate their homes, and landslide warnings have...

May 16, 2016

Heavy rains, deadly floods and landslides hit drought-stricken Ethiopia

Unseasonal heavy rains have affected tens of thousands of people in southeastern Ethiopia over the last couple of days. As of early Wednesday, May 11, 2016, severe weather in the country suffering its worst drought in 5 decades claimed lives of at least 50 people....

May 11, 2016

Heavy rains and landslides kill at least 53, destroy more than 500 homes in Rwanda

At least 53 people have been killed in floods and landslides caused by heavy rains on May 7 and 8 in Rwanda, local authorities reported Monday, May 9, 2016. The worst affected was Gakenke district, in the country's north, where downpours destroyed about 300...

May 09, 2016

Large landslide in China leaves at least 34 people dead, 4 missing

A large landslide triggered by heavy rain hit China's southeastern Fujian province on Sunday, May 8, 2016. As of mid-Monday, May 9, the death toll has risen to 34, with 4 people still missing, state media said. Preliminary data showed that 7 people were rescued....

May 09, 2016

At least 13 killed in landslide of mining waste in Hpakant, Myanmar

Another landslide of jade mining waste occurred this week in northern Myanmar. The disaster claimed lives of at least 13 people. More are believed to be buried under the waste. The slide occurred late Thursday, May 5, in Hpakant, the center of Myanmar's...

May 06, 2016

At least 16 dead after landslide in Arunachal Pradesh, India

A large landslide triggered by heavy rains has killed at least 16 people in the north-eastern Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh, officials said. One person is still missing. The landslide occurred during early morning hours of Friday, April 22 at Famla village in...

April 22, 2016

3 million without drinking water after landslides contaminate rivers, Chile

About three million people were left without drinking water in Santiago metropolitan area, Chile on April 16 after heavy rain caused landslides that contaminated rivers supplying the city. Officials declared a red alert in the city. Severe weather in the Andean...

April 16, 2016

Alaska's massive 2015 Icy Bay landslide triggered localized megatsunami

After a period of heavy rains, about 200 million metric tons of rock tumbled down a remote Southeast Alaska mountain. The massive landslide, lasting about 60 seconds, occurred on October 17, 2015, and landed on the toe of Tyndall Glacier and into Taan Fiord in Icy...

April 10, 2016

Over 80 killed after extreme pre-monsoon rains hit Pakistan and Afghanistan

More than 80 people have been killed and, at least, 90 injured after extreme pre-monsoon rains caused floods and landslides across northern Pakistan and Afghanistan on April 2 and 3, 2016. The number of casualties will probably rise as full damage assessments from...

April 04, 2016

Destructive landslide caught on video, Pakistan

Pakistan was hit by floods and numerous landslides after heavy rains drenched the country in March. The video below shows one highly destructive landslide event crashing through a series of houses. "The debris flowing down the lower slope triggered another...

March 31, 2016

Large landslide and egg-sized hailstones hit Hunan, China

A large landslide was captured on camera on March 18, 2016, as it buried a highway in Anhua County of China’s Hunan Province. Two days later, egg-sized hailstones hit Hunan's Chenzhou city. Footage shot by a driver shows a landslide took place at 09:10 and...

March 22, 2016

Floods and landslides claim 21 lives across Sao Paulo, Brazil

Floods and landslides that hit Sao Paulo metropolitan region, Brazil on March 10 and 11, 2016 claimed lives of at least 21 people. An unknown number of people is still missing. Torrential rain that hit the region on March 10 and continued into March 11 has thrown...

March 12, 2016

Floods, landslides and abundant snow across Italy claim 5 lives

Torrential downpours and snowstorms lashed Italy since February 27, 2016. Strong storms caused floods and a landslide, widespread power outages, and infrastructural damage. Five people were reported dead so far. The low pressure Atlantic front "Golia"...

February 29, 2016