Landslides and mudslides

In this photo taken on Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017, children displaced by recent heavy floods and mudslides wait for food ration in Freetown, Sierra Leone. More than a week after Sierra Leone's deadly mudslides, charities are grappling with how to help hundreds of children who lost parents in the disaster. It's particularly difficult in an impoverished West African country where an Ebola outbreak decimated many families just two years ago. Aid groups say they are on alert for child traffickers. (AP Photo/ Manika Kamara)
August 24, 2017 - 6:34 am
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Seven-year-old Ali Mansaray must build a new life for himself after surviving the mudslides and flooding that killed nearly 500 people, including his parents, in Sierra Leone last week. Now he is being looked after by his grandmother, who was spared because she was...
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FILE- In this Aug. 18, 2017 file photo, the carcass of a tiger lies in floodwaters at the Bagori range inside Kaziranga National Park in the northeastern Indian state of Assam. Devastating floods triggered by monsoon rains have killed more than 950 people and displaced close to 40 million people from their homes across northern India, southern Nepal and northern Bangladesh in recent days. (AP Photo/Uttam Saikia, File)
August 24, 2017 - 6:09 am
PATNA, India (AP) — Devastating floods triggered by seasonal monsoon rains have killed more than 950 people and affected close to 40 million across northern India, southern Nepal and northern Bangladesh, officials said Thursday. The rains have led to wide-scale flooding in a broad arc stretching...
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August 24, 2017 - 5:58 am
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Seven-year-old Ali Mansaray must build a new life for himself after surviving the mudslides and flooding that killed nearly 500 people, including his parents, in Sierra Leone last week. Now he is being looked after by his grandmother, who was spared because she was...
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August 24, 2017 - 5:26 am
GENEVA (AP) — Police say eight people are still missing a day after a mudslide and rockslide hit a small Swiss village near the Italian border. The village of Bondo was evacuated after the slide on Wednesday morning. Police in Graubuenden canton (state) say some buildings were damaged. Police said...
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FILE- In this Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017 file photo, volunteers handle a coffin during a mass funeral for victims of heavy flooding and mudslides in Regent at a cemetery in Freetown, Sierra Leone. Churches across Sierra Leone held special services Sunday, Aug. 20 in memory of the more than 450 people who were killed in mudslides and flooding earlier this week. (AP Photo/Manika Kamara, file)
August 20, 2017 - 1:16 pm
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Churches across Sierra Leone held special services Sunday in memory of those killed in mudslides and flooding earlier this week, as hospital officials announced the toll had risen to nearly 500 bodies collected. More than 600 people remain missing and rescue officials...
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FILE- In this Tuesday, Aug.15, 2017 file photo, volunteers search for bodies from the scene of heavy flooding and mudslides in Regent, just outside of Sierra Leone's capital Freetown. Survivors picking through the debris of Sierra Leone's deadly mudslides are facing the reality that most, if not all, of the estimated 600 people missing are dead. (AP Photo/ Manika Kamara, File)
August 20, 2017 - 10:09 am
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Churches across Sierra Leone held special services Sunday in memory of the more than 450 people who were killed in mudslides and flooding earlier this week. More than 600 people remain missing and rescue officials have warned that the chances of finding survivors are...
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Volunteers handle a coffin during a mass funeral for victims of heavy flooding and mudslides in Regent at a cemetery in Freetown, Sierra Leone, Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017. The government has begun burying the 350 people killed earlier this week in mudslides in Sierra Leone's capital, and it warned Thursday of new danger from a large crack that has opened on a mountainside where residents were told to evacuate. (AP Photo/ Kabba Kargbo)
August 19, 2017 - 6:45 am
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Survivors picking through the debris of Sierra Leone's deadly mudslides are facing the reality that most, if not all, of the estimated 600 people missing are dead. The death toll is already above 450 from the flooding and mudslides in the capital, Freetown, early...
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Volunteers bury coffins during a mass funeral for victims of heavy flooding and mudslides in Regent at a cemetery in Freetown, Sierra Leone, Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017. The government has begun burying the hundreds of people killed earlier this week in mudslides in Sierra Leone's capital, and it warned Thursday of new danger from a large crack that has opened on a mountainside where residents were told to evacuate. (AP Photo/Manika Kamara)
August 18, 2017 - 2:34 pm
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Rescue officials in Sierra Leone warned Friday that the chances of finding survivors in the debris of this week's mudslides "are getting smaller every day," as bereaved and homeless survivors faced the magnitude of all they have lost. Burials and rescue efforts pressed...
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Volunteers bury coffins during a mass funeral for victims of heavy flooding and mudslides in Regent at a cemetery in Freetown, Sierra Leone, Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017. The government has begun burying the hundreds of people killed earlier this week in mudslides in Sierra Leone's capital, and it warned Thursday of new danger from a large crack that has opened on a mountainside where residents were told to evacuate. (AP Photo/Manika Kamara)
August 18, 2017 - 5:55 am
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — More than 400 bodies have been pulled from the debris of Sierra Leone's mudslides as burials and recovery efforts pressed on Friday amid the threat of further disaster. The U.N. humanitarian agency put the death toll at 409 after the flooding and mudslides in the West...
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Volunteers bury coffins during a mass funeral for victims of heavy flooding and mudslides in Regent at a cemetery in Freetown, Sierra Leone, Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017. The government has begun burying the hundreds of people killed earlier this week in mudslides in Sierra Leone's capital, and it warned Thursday of new danger from a large crack that has opened on a mountainside where residents were told to evacuate. (AP Photo/Manika Kamara)
August 18, 2017 - 4:43 am
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — More than 400 bodies have been pulled from the debris of Sierra Leone's mudslides as burials and recovery efforts pressed on Friday amid the threat of further disaster. The U.N. humanitarian agency put the death toll at 409 after the flooding and mudslides in the West...
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