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At least 47 killed in floods and landslides due to heavy monsoon rains in western India

Landslides triggered by monsoon rains hit western India killing at least 47 people and leaving thousands stranded, officials said. At least three landslides hit Maharashtra’s Raigad district on Thursday, a local official told the AFP news agency on Friday. In the latest incident being reported, 11 people succumbed after a landslide in Poladpur in Raigad […]

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Japan Landslide: Search team rescue 19 people from remains of crushed buildings

Search and rescue crews pulled out survivors from ruined homes on Sunday, a day after a landslide struck the Japanese coastal city of Atami. Authorities said an elderly couple were among 19 people rescued so far. Two people have been confirmed killed but several others remain missing after a torrent of mud swept the city, […]

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Twenty missing in central Japan landslide. 300 homes affected, thousands given evacuation orders

At least twenty people are missing in central Japan after a huge landslide hit Atami city following heavy rainfall. Social media footage showed torrent of black mud plummeting down from a mountain top and on through the city towards the sea. Several houses were destroyed or buried. Two bodies have been found by the coast […]

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Flash floods and landslides hit Indonesia and East Timor, 113 dead

At least 113 people have died after flash floods and landslides hit Indonesia and East Timor on Sunday. Torrential rain sparked widespread destruction in the South East Asian neighbours, with water from overflowing dams submerging thousands of homes. The affected area stretches from Flores island in eastern Indonesia to East Timor. In Indonesia alone, 86 […]

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Typhoon Molave triggers landslides; dozens buried, missing, dead in Vietnam

Typhoon Molave triggered landslides that killed at least 18 people and left 38 missing in central Vietnam. Vietnam deployed hundreds of soldiers and heavy machinery on Thursday to search for survivors after landslides. Ferocious wind and rain blew away roofs and knocked out power in a region of 1.7 million residents, state media said Thursday. […]