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Dozens Killed as Hiroshima Gets Month of Rain in 24 Hours

Landslides kill at least 36

(Newser) - Landslides on the outskirts of Hiroshima killed at least 36 people early today and authorities in the Japanese city warn that the death toll is likely to rise and at least seven people are still missing. Authorities say the landslides were triggered when as much rain as usually falls in... More »

Swiss Train Derails, Car Plunges Into Ravine

200 people on board, number of casualties unknown

(Newser) - A landslide today sent one carriage of a Swiss passenger train plunging into a ravine and left another hanging from the rails, the BBC reports. Officials are calling it a "serious" incident, though the number of casualties isn't known. The RT network reports 200 passengers were on board;... More »

159 Feared Dead in Nepal Landslide

Many still buried under rubble after village destroyed

(Newser) - Rescuers recovered nine more bodies today from a massive weekend landslide in northern Nepal, raising the official death toll in the disaster to 19, but say there is no chance of finding alive any of the more than 150 people believed still buried under the rubble. The landslide crushed dozens... More »

'Mountain Came Down': Village Vanished in Mudslide

30 dead, 100 missing as Indian rescuers comb through mud

(Newser) - More than 24 hours after yesterday's landslide in western India, authorities said the chances of survival were slim for anyone still trapped under the mud. The mudslide in Malin—a village of some 700 people about 95 miles southeast of Mumbai—has killed at least 30 people and left... More »

150 Feared Trapped in India Landslide

Slide buried about 40 houses

(Newser) - A landslide hit a village in western India following torrential rains today, sweeping away scores of houses and raising fears that more than 150 people could be trapped, officials say. Federal rescue workers were being hampered by continuing rains and poor roads leading to the village of Ambe in Pune... More »

After 4 Months, Final Wash. Mudslide Victim Found

Officials confident they've located Molly "Kris" Regelbrugge

(Newser) - Four months after a devastating mudslide killed 43 people in Snohomish County, Wash., the official death toll remains at 42—but that will soon change, because yesterday morning rescue workers found what they believe to be the body of the final victim. Molly "Kris" Regelbrugge was found in an... More »

Afghan Landslide Village Now a 'Cemetery'

More than 2K are feared dead

(Newser) - An Afghanistan village buried in a landslide yesterday is now considered a "cemetery," says a government official in Badakhshan province. The last of the rescuers gave up hope today of finding survivors in the mud that devastated the village of Abi Barik in the mountainous and remote northeast,... More »

2K Missing After Afghan Landslide

UN confirms at least 350 deaths so far

(Newser) - A huge landslide in northeast Afghanistan is already registering catastrophic casualties. The UN says at least 350 people are dead, reports AP , and authorities say about 2,000 are missing. Mud and rocks buried homes in a remote, mountainous area of Badakhshan province near the border with China, following days... More »

Slow-Moving Landslide Threatens Wyoming Town

Resort town of Jackson in danger

(Newser) - A slow-motion disaster continued unfolding in the Wyoming resort town of Jackson today, as a creeping landslide that split a hillside home threatened to swallow up more houses and businesses. The ground beneath the 100-foot hillside had been slowly giving way for almost two weeks before the downward movement accelerated... More »

Disasters: There Needs to Be an App for That

The world needs top-notch science apps: Daniel Miller

(Newser) - Enough with the online shopping and Angry Birds: We need apps just as handy to serve a more noble purpose. Daniel Miller warned of the Washington state mudslide ahead of time, but the information he provided wasn't readily accessible to those who would be affected, he writes in the... More »

Up to 24 Mudslide Victims Found

Disaster spared man, killed wife sitting beside him

(Newser) - Some 16 bodies have now been recovered from a huge mudslide in Washington state and rescuers believe they have spotted at least eight more bodies in the debris. The number listed as missing stood at 176 yesterday but officials believe names have been duplicated and the number has been falling... More »

Experts Warned of 'Catastrophic' Landslide in Wash.

'We’ve known it would happen at some point. We just didn’t know when.'

(Newser) - "This came out of nowhere," a county official said yesterday of the landslide that killed at least 14 and left 176 more missing in Washington. "This was a completely unforseen slide." But geologists have actually been making dire predictions about the hill that collapsed since the... More »

Dad Shielded Daughter in Deadly Rockslide

5 hikers dead in Colorado

(Newser) - Five people were killed and a 13-year-old girl was seriously injured when a rockslide sent 100-ton boulders pouring onto a hiking trail in central Colorado. A deputy says the teen, the lone survivor from the group, told him her father jumped on top of her at the last minute to... More »

Storm Maroons 40K Tourists in Acapulco

All fighting for tickets on the few flights out

(Newser) - Probably not the beach holiday they were hoping for: An estimated 40,000 tourists are stuck in Acapulco, after the Mexican resort was flooded and hit with 13 landslides thanks to Tropical Storm Manuel . Some 2,000 have already been evacuated, but the rest are stuck fighting for a coveted... More »

Body of 2nd 4th-Grader on Deadly Field Trip Found

Boy had been missing since yesterday's mudslide

(Newser) - The body of a boy missing since a rockslide killed a classmate and left two others injured at a Minnesota park yesterday was recovered today. St. Paul's assistant fire chief says crews found the body late in the morning after they came up with a plan for resuming the... More »

Wash. Landslide Sweeps Away Home

Causes 33 others to be evacuated

(Newser) - Geologists and engineers are assessing the stability of a scenic Puget Sound area after a large landside thundered down a hillside, knocking one house off its foundation and threatening others. That heavily damaged home and 33 others were ordered evacuated after the landslide broke loose yesterday in the Ledgewood community... More »

Philippines Typhoon Toll Tops 270

Flash flood kills scores of villagers, soldiers

(Newser) - The death toll from a powerful typhoon in the southern Philippines has climbed to more than 270 people and officials fear many more bodies could be found as rescuers reach hard-hit areas that have been isolated by landslides, floods, and downed communications. At least 151 people have died in the... More »

18 Students Confirmed Dead in China Landslide

Children were making up days missed due to earthquake

(Newser) - There were no survivors from a landslide that buried 18 children inside an elementary school in southwest China yesterday, authorities have confirmed. Rescuers recovered the last child's body from the school in Yunnan province early this morning, reports the AP . One adult is still missing. Yesterday was a holiday... More »

China Landslide Buries 18 in School

At least 5 are dead

(Newser) - A landslide toppled an elementary school building in a mountainous southwest China county today, burying 18 pupils and killing at least five of them. A 19th victim was buried in a house. Another person was seriously injured in the landslide, which occurred in an area ravaged by a deadly earthquake... More »

Wave of Earthquakes Hits Southern China, Killing 50

A hundred thousand more evacuate after series of 5.6 quakes

(Newser) - A string of earthquakes shook southwestern China today, killing at least 50 people and injuring 150 more. At least 100,000 have been forced to evacuate, and more than 20,000 homes have been destroyed, the BBC says, based on Chinese state-run media reports. The quakes hit the mountainous region... More »

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