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Death toll from Philippines landslide jumps to 68

Manila, Philippines Reuters The death toll from a landslide in the southern Philippines has climbed to 68 as officials said on Monday the window of finding more survivors is closing. Search and rescue operations continue following a landslide in the village of Masara, Maco, Davao de Oro, Philippines, on 8th February, 2024. PICTURE: Reuters/Mark Navales/ […]

Rescuers search for survivors in deadly Colombia mudslide

Bogota, Colombia Reuters Officials were scrambling to free survivors Saturday after a mudslide brought on by heavy rains in northwest Colombia killed at least 34 people and injured dozens on a busy highway. The mudslide, which happened Friday afternoon, covered a roadway that connects the cities of Quibdo and Medellin in the Pacific province of […]

Malawians search for relatives buried under the mud as death toll jumps

Members of the Malawian Army and locals help the community to recover bodies of victims in Chimwankhunda township in the aftermath of Tropical Cyclone Freddy in Blantyre, Malawi, March 17, 2023. REUTERS/Esa Alexander

Blantyre, MalawiReuters In Malawi, where floods swept away entire villages this month after a storm tore through its southern districts, police officers and soldiers on Friday dug for victims buried under the mud and rocks as the death toll rose sharply. The storm has pounded the southern African country as tropical Cyclone Freddy swept through […]

Mudslide disrupts rescue of 53 missing in China mine collapse

Beijing, ChinaReuters A mudslide has disrupted rescue operations at a coal mine collapse in China’s Inner Mongolia region that killed at least two people, injured six and left more than 53 people missing, state media reported on Thursday. The collapse happened on Wednesday at an open-pit mine in the Alxa League operated by Xinjing Coal […]

Death toll in Brazil’s Petropolis mudslides, floods hits 176; more than 110 missing

Brazil Petropolis mudslide rescue

Rio de Janeiro, BrazilReuters The death toll from last week’s mudslides and floods in the Brazilian city of Petropolis reached 176 as of Monday, Rio de Janeiro’s state civil defence said, with more than 110 people still missing. Downpours in the colonial-era city exceeded the average for the entire month of February last Tuesday alone, […]

Brazil’s Bolsonaro says Petropolis mudslide destruction looks like war zone

Brazil Petropolis mudslide

Petropolis, Brazil Reuters Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Friday that the destruction in the mudslide disaster that killed at least 123 people in Petropolis looked like the mountain city had been hit by a war. “I saw intense destruction. It looked almost like there had been a war,” Bolsonaro said after flying over the […]

Updated: Three dead, 113 missing in Japan after heavy rains trigger landslides

Japan Atami rescue operation

Updated: 11.45pm (AEST)Tokyo, JapanReuters At least three people were found dead and more than 100 were missing after torrential rains triggered landslides in the central Japanese city of Atami over the weekend, a local official and media said on Monday. A person was confirmed dead, bringing the death toll to three with 113 people still […]