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Terrifying Video Captures South Korea Mudslide

Plus: Residents warned of landmines

(Newser) - The death toll from South Korea's massive landslides has reached 67, with at least 10 still missing, Reuters reports, and this terrifying video shows some of the destruction. In the wake of the flash flooding and mudslides, caused by the heaviest rains in a century, residents were warned to... More »

Rains, Mudslides Kill 38, Cause Havoc in S. Korea

Officials say rains could be biggest in a century

(Newser) - Heavy rains caused flash floods and mudslides around South Korea today, killing at least 38 people, reports the Korea Herald . Ten students were killed when a wall of mud buried the resort cabin they were staying in about 68 miles east of Seoul; 24 others in the town were injured.... More »

Guatemala Mudslides Kill 28; 60-Plus Missing

President declares national emergency, shutters highway

(Newser) - Mudslides buried at least two buses on a Guatemalan highway that leads toward Mexico yesterday, reports the AP, leaving 28 dead and at least 60 more missing. Guatemalan President Alvaro Colom closed the highway and declared a national emergency, saying, "There are several hillsides that are loose and could... More »

Scores Dead, Thousands Missing After China Landslides

Torrential rain triggers flooding, mudslides in northwest province

(Newser) - More than 100 people are dead and 2,000 missing after heavy rains triggered flooding and landslides in a remote corner of northwest China. Tens of thousands of Gansu province residents were evacuated. Widespread power outages have slowed rescue operations, and sludge as much as 6 feet deep covers some... More »

Scores Killed in Rio Flooding

City on brink of collapse in biggest storm in decade

(Newser) - At least 100 people have been killed in Rio de Janiero state as the most torrential rains in a decade flooded homes and triggered deadly landslides. The government has declared a state of emergency as rescuers dig through mud burying Rio shanty towns in a desperate bid to unearth survivors... More »

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