Global & Disaster Medicine

Archive for the ‘Landslides/mudslides’ Category

Mozambique: 16 people died last week when heavy rains triggered a landslide in Maputo’s garbage dump

The Guardian


January 18, 1969: The worst weather-related disaster in California in the 20th century.

History Channel



Tons of mud, trees and boulders have swept away homes in Southern California this week and so far 17 people are dead.


“….In addition to the fatalities, at least 17 people are unaccounted for….”


Surging mudslides and floodwaters in and around Freetown, Sierra Leone kills more than 300 and another 600 people are missing

NY Daily News


Chinese Landslide: 15 bodies recovered but more than 100 remain missing.



Xinmo, China: More than 140 people in southwestern China are feared to have been buried under an avalanche of mud and rocks when a hillside collapsed on Saturday

NY Times

  • 40 homes appeared to have been engulfed


In the aftermath of Megi: Chinese rescuers pull 15 alive from landslide, but 32 still missing


Typhoon Megi Passes Taiwan


At least 40 people have been killed by landslides in the Mexican states of Puebla and Veracruz after Tropical Storm Earl hit eastern Mexico.


China: Seventy-two people have been killed and 78 are missing in the northern province of Hebei after rain triggered floods and landslides



A landslide in northern Myanmar’s jade mining region has killed at least 12 people and injured about 50 others.




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