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#Mudslide

# mudslide - Saturday 13 October, 2018

At least 41 dead in Uganda landslide

An unknown number of people remain missing.

# mudslide - Sunday 16 September, 2018

'There was no blood. But there were bodies - so many bodies. I can never forget'

Just over one year ago, a massive mudslide hit the capital of Sierra Leone, devastating the area.

# mudslide - Saturday 15 September, 2018

'This is our home. You can't just leave your home'

Just over one year ago, a massive mudslide hit the capital of Sierra Leone. But some people have stayed living in their homes, even though the area is completely unsafe.

# mudslide - Sunday 22 April, 2018

'It's a miracle': California mudslide survivors find personal treasures in the rubble

The mudslide killed at least 21 people in January and almost wiped one small community off the map.

# mudslide - Sunday 7 January, 2018

'They have nowhere else': Sierra Leone mudslide victims move back to homes in danger zone

The August mudslide killed more than 1,000 people and there are fears for another landslide in the next rainy season.

# mudslide - Sunday 24 December, 2017

'People fled for their lives': Death toll in Philippines storm rises to 200

A total of 70,000 have been displaced or otherwise affected by the storm.

# mudslide - Saturday 26 August, 2017

Teacher on mudslide: 'Our school was completely destroyed and pupils, teachers and parents died'

The death toll from this months mudslide and flooding in Sierra Leone’s capital city is approaching 500.

# mudslide - Thursday 17 August, 2017

'First Ebola, now mudslides': Over 100 children confirmed dead in Sierra Leone

The death toll is currently at 300 but is expected to rise significantly.

# mudslide - Tuesday 15 August, 2017

Deadly Sierra Leone floods one of the worst single-day disasters in its history

The death toll is expected to rise as around 600 people are still missing. The President has appealed for a global response.

# mudslide - Sunday 2 April, 2017

President Higgins extends sympathy to Colombia as mudslide death toll tops 200

Hundreds more are injured or missing.

# mudslide - Saturday 1 April, 2017

'Under the mud I am sure there are more': Mudslides kill 112 people in Colombia

The incident was triggered by intense rains.

# mudslide - Thursday 27 March, 2014

WATCH: Helicopter rescues four-year-old boy from Washington mudslide Missing This post contains videos

WATCH: Helicopter rescues four-year-old boy from Washington mudslide

The death toll today reached 25, with over 90 more people missing.

# mudslide - Wednesday 26 March, 2014

NASA satellite captures photo of Washington mudslide

Ten more bodies have been found today, authorities confirmed.

"We haven't lost hope" - search for survivors of Washington mudslide continues

Ten more bodies have been found today, authorities confirmed.

# mudslide - Tuesday 25 March, 2014

Fatal US mudslide: Five questions families want answered

The number of people missing has fluctuated wildly from 18 to 176.

# mudslide - Monday 24 March, 2014

Up to 108 people on missing list after US mudslide Searching This post contains images

Up to 108 people on missing list after US mudslide

At least eight people have been killed in the mudslide that happened on Saturday in a rural area near Seattle.

# mudslide - Thursday 19 September, 2013

PICS: More than 80 killed after hurricane buried village under massive mudslide

President Enrique Pena Nieto said 58 people were missing after a “major landslide” collapsed on La Pintada, a remote village of 400 people west of Acapulco.

# mudslide - Wednesday 23 November, 2011

Video: Deadly flooding, mudslides strike Sicily Italy This post contains videos

Video: Deadly flooding, mudslides strike Sicily

At least three people have been killed in flash flooding and mudslides caused by torrential rain in the region.

# mudslide - Monday 28 February, 2011

Landslide destroys hundreds of homes in Bolivian capital Bolivia This post contains videos This post contains images

Landslide destroys hundreds of homes in Bolivian capital

Weeks of heavy rain caused the earth to split and shift dramatically in La Paz yesterday.

# mudslide - Wednesday 11 August, 2010

HOPES OF finding any more survivors of China’s deadly mudslides faded today, as rescue workers began their third day of work following heavy rains on Wednesday night.

At least 1,117 people have been found dead and 627 are still missing in China’s northwest Gansu Province, according to reports from Xinhua state news agency.

567 survivors have received clinical treatment and a further 64 seriously injured people have been hospitalised. One survivor, a 52-year-old Tibetan man named Liu Ma Shindan, was pulled from the debris of a building on Tuesday morning – almost 60 hours after the mudslide hit.

Rescue teams consisting of troops from the People’s Liberation Army, surviors, and volunteers, are now being faced with the dilemma of whether to continue searching for survivors or to begin a clean-up operation, as disease and pollution due to a lack of clean water threaten the area.

Families of the victims are still waiting for news after three agonizing days, hoping to hear information about their loved ones. Xinhua interviewed one 20-year-old man who had been sitting by the site where his father’s apartment had once been for two days. Wang Pingtao, who was raised by his father after his mother died, told reporters: “I have to see him, whether he’s dead or alive.”

The scale of the disaster is hard to image: hundreds of households have entirely been buried in the tonnes of sludge and many more have been destroyed by the sheer force of the floodwaters.

Identifying the dead is also a problem. “In some households, all the people have died”, said Zhang Weixing, a Ministry of Civil Affairs official, at a news conference on Wednesday.

Rescue teams have also had to rely on hand-held tools, as heavier machinery is unable to tackle the ravaged land – or had been buried beneath tonnes of mud.