mudslides

Beijing braces for more rain


July 25th, 2012 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 25 (IANS) A yellow alert has been issued in Beijing for "possible mudslides and cave-ins" as the Met department has forecast more rains in the city.Rainstorms were expected ... Read more...

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Rainstorms in China leave 18 dead


July 20th, 2012 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 20 (IANS) Rainstorms have killed 18 people and left another missing in China's Guizhou province in the last 10 days, said authorities.Torrential rains have triggered floods, mudslides and ... Read more...

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Assam’s stranded train passengers evacuated


June 29th, 2012 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 29 (IANS) The Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) Friday said that all passengers stranded at three locations on the Lumding-Badarpur hill section have been evacuated.The NFR ran a special ... Read more...

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89 die in Central America rains


October 17th, 2011 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Oct 17 (IANS) At least 89 people have been killed and some 350,000 affected as a week of devastating torrential rain continued in Central America.Days of non-stop rains ... Read more...

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Quake toll in Sikkim mounts to 68


September 21st, 2011 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
Gangtok/New Delhi, Sept 21 (IANS) The deaths in the killer earthquake in Sikkim have mounted to 68, with more than 300 injured, while rescue workers Wednesday battled against ... Read more...

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Army fans out for relief operations


September 19th, 2011 - 1:15 pm ICT by IANS
Gangtok, Sep 19 (IANS) A day after a powerful earthquake of 6.8 magnitude ravaged the Sikkim-Nepal border, killing at least 30 in India, the army Monday was busy carrying ... Read more...

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Over 600 relocated due to China floods


July 14th, 2011 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 14 (IANS) More than 600 people have been relocated after floods and mudslides hit a southern China province, officials said Thursday.Sichuan province has been lashed by heavy rains ... Read more...

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125 fall ill after mudslide-triggered gas leak in China


July 4th, 2011 - 10:08 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 4 (IANS) At least 125 people fell ill Sunday due to chlorine gas leak from a chemical plant that was damaged in a mudslide in China, officials said.The ... Read more...

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China on highest flood alert, 550,000 evacuated


June 17th, 2011 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 17 (IANS) China Friday raised the alert for floods to the highest level as heavy rains pounded the central and southern provinces, forcing the evacuation of more than ... Read more...

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Death toll in Thai floods and mudslides reaches 61


April 9th, 2011 - 4:49 pm ICT by BNO News
BANGKOK, THAILAND (BNO NEWS) -- At least 61 people have died in Thailand's devastating floods and mudslides that began in late March in the country's southern region, officials said Friday in their ... Read more...

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Bolivia rains: 250 homes collapse in La Paz


February 28th, 2011 - 10:14 am ICT by IANS
La Paz, Feb 28 (IANS/EFE) Nearly 800 Bolivian families became homeless after intense rains caused 250 homes to collapse in the capital city of La Paz, but there have been no reports ... Read more...

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Brazil rains: Death toll rises to 610 (Lead)


January 16th, 2011 - 9:28 am ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Jan 16 (IANS/EFE) The death toll from the heavy downpour in the Brazilian state of Rio de Janeiro has risen to 610, as the search for victims and survivors ... Read more...

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Death toll in Brazil rains rises to 549


January 16th, 2011 - 7:35 am ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Jan 16 (IANS/EFE) The death toll from the heavy downpour in the Brazilian state of Rio de Janeiro has risen to 549, as the search for victims and survivors ... Read more...

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Heavy rains leave 250 dead in Brazil


January 13th, 2011 - 11:51 am ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Jan 13 (IANS/EFE) At least 250 people have died due to heavy rains, flooding and mudslides in Brazil during the past two days, authorities said.In the mountainous Teresopolis, the ... Read more...

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Pineapple Express To Bring Rainfall And Strong Winds In California


December 18th, 2010 - 7:47 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Dec 18, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A formation of moisture pipeline originating from Hawaii which is called Pineapple Express is headed towards the western states of USA, say the weather experts. It ... Read more...

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Four dead in Colombia mudslides


November 17th, 2010 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
Bogota, Nov 17 (IANS/EFE) Four people, including a baby, have died in a mudslide in the hilly El Codito neighbourhood of the Colombian capital, an official said Wednesday.The mudslide, triggered by ... Read more...

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Philippines Hit By Super Typhoon Megi, Thousands Evacuated


October 18th, 2010 - 7:00 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Manila, Oct 18, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Super typhoon Megi made its landfall in the northern province of Philippines on Monday with torrential rains lashing extensive parts of the nation along with ... Read more...

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37 die in Mexico mudslides


October 2nd, 2010 - 5:00 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Oct 2 (IANS/EFE) Thirty-seven people have died in mudslides in southern Mexico, authorities said Friday.The southern mountainous states of Oaxaca and Chiapas have been hit by massive mudslides, triggered by ... Read more...

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Hurricane Karl death toll rises to 18 in Mexico


September 21st, 2010 - 11:26 pm ICT by BNO News
MEXICO CITY (BNO NEWS) -- At least 18 people died in Mexico in severe storms caused by Hurricane Karl, which affected eigth different states, officials said Tuesday.Last Friday, Karl made landfall in ... Read more...

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Village buried in mudslides in Italy


September 11th, 2010 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
Salerno (Italy), Sep 11 (IANS/AKI) At least one person was feared killed and the picturesque village of Atrani on Italy's Amalfi coast was buried by mudslides after torrential rain caused a river ... Read more...

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Dalai Lama to console Leh cloudburst victims


September 10th, 2010 - 11:54 am ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Sep 10 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama will visit cloudburst-hit areas in Leh in Jammu and Kashmir next week to console relatives of those who died in the disaster, ... Read more...

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Eight buried alive as mudslide hits bus


September 5th, 2010 - 10:45 am ICT by IANS
Guatemala City, Sep 5 (IANS/EFE) A passenger bus was buried in a mudslide triggered by torrential rains in Guatemala, killing at least eight people and injuring 25. "It has been pretty difficult to ... Read more...

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Toll rises to 21 in China landslide


September 4th, 2010 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 4 (IANS) The toll in mudslides that hit a village in southwest China's Yunnan province has climbed to 21 and 27 people are still missing, rescue officials said Saturday. The mudslides ... Read more...

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35 photographers raise funds for Leh relief (With Image)


September 4th, 2010 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) Thirty-five top photographers from across the country have marshalled their camera to raise funds for the Leh town in Jammu and Kashmir that is grappling with the ... Read more...

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President Patil to visit Leh tomorrow


August 31st, 2010 - 5:51 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug 31 (ANI): President Pratibha Devisingh Patil will visit Leh on Wednesday, which was hit by a cloudburst and flash floods on August 6.During her stay, President Patil will tour ... Read more...

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Himachal tribals donate funds for Leh victims


August 29th, 2010 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 29 (IANS) Tribals of Himachal Pradesh have collected over Rs.3 lakh to rehabilitate people affected by the flashfloods in Leh in Jammu and Kashmir, an official said here Sunday. Residents of ... Read more...

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Vaishno Devi shrine board to help out Leh victims


August 28th, 2010 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Aug 28 (IANS) The Vaishno Devi Shrine Board is to provide Rs.50 lakh for the relief of victims of the cloudburst and flashfloods in Leh, an official said. "The money is ... Read more...

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23 die as more mudslides hit China


August 22nd, 2010 - 3:53 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 22 (IANS) At least 23 people have died and 69 are missing after mudslideS hit a remote mountain village in southwest China, Xinhua reported Saturday. Rescuers have retrieved 11 bodies ... Read more...

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Armed forces at forefront of relief operations in Ladakh


August 19th, 2010 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Leh, Aug 19 (IANS) The armed forces are working tirelessly to provide succour to people in Ladakh and helping them piece together their lives shattered by the devastating flash flood ... Read more...

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China mudslides toll rises to 1,287


August 19th, 2010 - 4:43 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 19 (IANS) Mudslides triggered by torential rains in northwest China in the past 10 days have claimed 1,287 lives so far, with 457 people went missing, authorities said. The death toll ... Read more...

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No concrete proof to pin Leh cloudburst on global warming: Experts


August 18th, 2010 - 1:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 18 (ANI): Two weeks back, a Himalayan desert town, Leh was ravaged by a fatal cloudburst - but scientists insist that there isn't sufficient evidence to confirm that it occurred ... Read more...

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67 missing in China mudslides


August 18th, 2010 - 10:56 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 18 (IANS) At least 67 people were missing after mudslides hit a remote town in southwest China's Yunnan province early Wednesday, authorities said. Power supplies and telecommunications were cut following the ... Read more...

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The loneliness of Ladakh


August 17th, 2010 - 8:20 pm ICT by ANI
By Rinchen DolmaLeh, Aug.17 (ANI): Less than two weeks ago the word 'Ladakh' evoked images of a spectacular wind-swept land of an unmatched beauty nestling amongst the great Himalayan and Karakoram mountain ... Read more...

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Dissident says China premier’s caring image a sham


August 17th, 2010 - 1:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug.17 (ANI): A Chinese dissident is facing the possibility of being sent to jail for rubbishing Premier Wen Jiabao's image as a kindly, caring grandfather in his book.The picture of tearful ... Read more...

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Manmohan Singh to visit cloudburst-hit Leh today


August 17th, 2010 - 11:18 am ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug 17 (ANI): The Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, will undertake a day long visit to Leh on Tuesday, which was hit by a cloudburst and flash floods.Dr. Singh ... Read more...

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