Landslides and mudslides

November 03, 2017 - 9:58 am
KHAR, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani official says a mudslide has killed eight children and wounded two others in the country's northwest near the Afghan border. Arif Khan said the children, of ages 8 to 10, were collecting mud for their houses Friday when the mudslide buried them in the village of...
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October 23, 2017 - 7:52 pm
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on severe weather in North Carolina (all times local): 7:52 p.m. The National Weather Service reports storm damage in western North Carolina after severe weather rumbled through the region. In Surry County, trees and power lines were brought down with a possible...
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In this photo provided by Peter Zabrok, climber Ryan Sheridan who had just reached the top of El Capitan, a 7,569-foot (2,307 meter) formation, when a rock slide let loose below him Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017, in Yosemite National Park, Calif. It was not immediately clear if there were new casualties, a day after another slab dropped from El Capitan, killing a British climber and injuring a second. (Peter Zabrok via AP)
September 29, 2017 - 2:58 am
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a second rock fall in Yosemite one day after a deadly slide (all times local): 7:40 p.m. Yosemite National Park has identified the British tourist killed by a massive rock fall. The park says 32-year-old Andrew Foster of Wales and his wife were...
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This photo provided by Tamara Goode shows vehicles among a massive cloud of thick dust spreading across Yosemite Valley after a new rock fall from El Capitan Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017, in Yosemite National Park, Calif. Yosemite said on its Twitter page that the park was closing a road on the north side of the park because of the rock fall. Officials advised visitors to use the southern access road. (@wherestamara/Tamara Goode via AP)
September 28, 2017 - 9:53 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A massive new rock fall hit Yosemite National Park on Thursday, cracking with a thundering roar off the iconic El Capitan rock formation and sending huge plumes of white dust surging through the valley floor below. It was not immediately clear if there were new casualties, a...
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A car stands in front of a closed road between Casaccia and Vicosoprano, Friday, Sept. 1, 2017 after a new mudslide preceded by thunderstorms swept through villages in southeastern Switzerland, along the same path where a powerful, rocky mudslide left eight people missing and feared dead last week. (Giancarlo Cattaneo/Keystone via AP)
September 01, 2017 - 7:17 am
GENEVA (AP) — Thunderstorms set off a new mudslide through southeastern villages in Switzerland near the Italian border, rumbling along the same creek bed where a powerful, rocky mudslide left eight people missing and feared dead last week, authorities said Friday. The mudslide demolished several...
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August 27, 2017 - 4:44 pm
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — More than 1,000 people have died from the mudslide and flood that hit Sierra Leone's capital nearly two weeks ago, a local leader and a minister said Sunday during services honoring the disaster's victims. The government had earlier put the death toll for the Aug. 14...
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A rocky mudslide rushes towards the village of Bondo, Graubuenden in southern Switzerland, Friday, Aug. 25, 2017, after it was already hit by one on Wednesday. (Gian Ehrenzeller/Keystone via AP)
August 26, 2017 - 7:13 am
BERLIN (AP) — Swiss police on Saturday indefinitely suspended their search for eight people who went missing in the first of two landslides that sent rocks, mud and debris into a Swiss Alpine village. "All hints indicate that the missing persons were in the area of the first landslide on Wednesday...
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A rocky mudslide rushes towards the village of Bondo, Graubuenden in southern Switzerland, Friday, Aug. 25, 2017, after it was already hit by one on Wednesday. (Gian Ehrenzeller/Keystone via AP)
August 26, 2017 - 6:35 am
BERLIN (AP) — Swiss police say they have temporarily suspended their search for eight people who went missing in the first of two landslides that sent rocks, mud and debris into a Swiss Alpine village. Police said they were evaluating if emergency personnel could safely continue searching Saturday...
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In this photo taken Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017 shows a landslide that hit the village Bondo in southern Switzerland. Police say, Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017 eight people remain missing a day after mud- and rockslides swept through the small Swiss village near the Italian border. (Giancarlo Cattaneo/Keystone via AP)
August 24, 2017 - 12:38 pm
GENEVA (AP) — Rescue workers used a helicopter and dogs Thursday to search for eight people still missing in a Swiss Alpine valley a day after a muddy rockslide barreled through a village on the Italian border. Images from the scene showed a trail of destruction left by a river of mud and stone. An...
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In this photo taken Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017 shows a landslide that hit the village Bondo in southern Switzerland. Police say, Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017 eight people remain missing a day after mud- and rockslides swept through the small Swiss village near the Italian border. (Giancarlo Cattaneo/Keystone via AP)
August 24, 2017 - 6:41 am
GENEVA (AP) — Police said eight people were still unaccounted for in a Swiss Alpine valley on Thursday, a day after a mudslide and rockslide hit a small village near the Italian border. The village of Bondo, about 130 kilometers (80 miles) north of Milan, was evacuated as the slide hit Wednesday...
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