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Ethiopia: A mountain of trash gave way Saturday night and killed at least 46 people at a massive garbage dump on the outskirts of the capital Addis Ababa.

NPR

 


Heavy snow and avalanches have killed more than 106 people and injured dozens in Afghanistan.

BBC

‘….”Avalanches have buried two entire villages,” a spokesman for the ministry told news agency AFP of the Barg Matal area in Nuristan…..’

 


Avalanche survivor: “….Giorgia, a student, was sitting on a couch in the lobby of the hotel with her fiance, Vincenzo Forti, 25, when the avalanche hit. “Everything crumbled and I could not understand a thing,” she told Italy’s Corriere della Sera. When she came round, she realised that the lobby had turned into a dome with four caverns. She thought the hotel had been displaced and planted deeper into the earth. “It was pitch dark. Not a sound came from outside. Our voices echoed.” She heard a woman who called for her fiance, and another man from Rome who had injured his arm and was in pain. A mother who had her boy with her and hugged him close whilst calling out to locate her daughter. “All the children behaved really well, I never heard them crying, ” Giorgia says. She did, however, many times. And she was full of praise towards her fiance, “who never had any doubt”. “He supported us all. Sometimes he would hum a song to soothe us.” Giorgia told how they had had nothing to eat. “Nothing. The only thing we ate was ice. We had a lot and this kept us going.” “I lost count of time, and still haven’t got it back. But I think it lasted two days, maybe a bit more,” Georgia said. In all, she was trapped for 58 hours. At 11:00 (10:00 GMT) on Friday, a mechanical sound was heard, then human voices. To which she replied: “I am Giorgia, and I am alive.” “It was the most beautiful thing I’ve ever said.”…..”

BBC

 


Italian avalanche: At least 10 people have been pulled out alive including a plucky 6-year-old who just wanted her favorite cookies. 

CBS

 


Breaking News: Two people buried in an avalanche-hit Italian mountain hotel have been rescued, while another four survivors are still inside

CNN


So far only three bodies have been recovered, with reports of a fourth, and two people saved from the 4-star Hotel Rigopiano after earthquakes in the central Italian Abruzzo region appear to have caused the avalanche.

Washington Post

 


After 4 earthquakes struck the Abruzzi region near Rome, an avalanche has buried a mountainside hotel with up to 30 people missing.

NY Times

 


1/10/1962: An avalanche on the slopes of an extinct volcano kills more than 4,000 people in Peru

History

At the Intersection of Coastal Peru and a Cloud Bank

 


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