Global & Disaster Medicine

Archive for the ‘Avalanche’ Category

At least 33 people have been killed by two avalanches near Turkey’s eastern city of Van.

1/16/1995: Avalanches sweep two buses off the highway between Srinagar and Jammu in Kashmir, India


“……wo more days of avalanches in the area eventually killed more than 200 people; 5,000 others had to be rescued…..”

1/10/1962: An avalanche on the slopes of Mt. Huascaran destroys villages and towns killing more than 4,000 people in Peru


Heavy rains and mudslides have caused 1 death so far and triggered roadway closures and evacuations from burn scars


10/21/1966: An avalanche of mud and rocks buries a school in Aberfan, Wales, killing 148 people, mostly young students.


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

History Channel



“….At least 13 people — and possibly more, the authorities warned — were killed on Tuesday and more than two dozen were injured as a vast area northwest of Los Angeles, recently scorched in the state’s largest wildfire on record, became the scene of another disaster, as a driving rainstorm, the heaviest in nearly a year, triggered floods and mudslides….”

NY Times

Flooding and mudslides in the Colombian city of Mocoa sent torrents of water and debris crashing onto houses in the early hours of Saturday morning, killing 254 people and injuring hundreds



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.



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


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



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