Thirteen missing as heavy rain triggers landslide on Italian island of Ischia

Thirteen people were missing on the Italian holiday island of Ischia after a landslide caused by heavy rain engulfed some buildings, the Ansa news agency reported on Saturday, citing the local police. The Italian fire brigade tweeted that a rainstorm that started at 0400 GMT caused flooding and landslides on the island. “Searches are underway… Read More Thirteen missing as heavy rain triggers landslide on Italian island of Ischia

At least fourteen dead, ten missing as heavy rains trigger landslide in western Nepal

A landslide triggered by heavy rains killed at least 14 people and injured seven in western Nepal, officials said on Saturday, as rescue workers searched the disaster site to try to find a further 10 missing people. Rescuers had pulled the dead and injured from the silt- covered wreckage of five houses buried under mud… Read More At least fourteen dead, ten missing as heavy rains trigger landslide in western Nepal

At least fifteen dead as heavy rains trigger landslides in western Uganda

At least 15 people died in western Uganda after their homes were buried in a landslide triggered by torrential rains, the Red Cross said on Wednesday, as emergency workers shovelled through mud in search of survivors. Most of those killed were women and children, Uganda Red Cross spokeswoman Irene Nakasita said in a statement. She… Read More At least fifteen dead as heavy rains trigger landslides in western Uganda

At least twenty-four dead, several missing following landslide in Ecuador

At least 24 people perished in a landslide in Ecuador’s capital Quito, and 12 others were missing, Mayor Santiago Guarderas said on Tuesday, as rescue teams searched homes and streets covered by mud following the worst deluge in nearly two decades. The torrential rains on Monday night caused a build-up of water in a gorge… Read More At least twenty-four dead, several missing following landslide in Ecuador

Dozens missing following landslide at jade mine in northern Myanmar

Dozens of people are feared missing after a landslide early on Wednesday at a jade mine in northern Myanmar, according to a civil society group and media reports. The landslide in the Hpakant area of Kachin State happened at around 4 am (2130 GMT on Tuesday) and there were fears that about 80 people had… Read More Dozens missing following landslide at jade mine in northern Myanmar

Six dead, thousands displaced as floods hit Rohingya camps in southeastern Bangladesh

Heavy monsoon rains triggered landslides and flash floods in refugees camps displacing thousands of Rohingya Muslims in southeastern Bangladesh this week, U.N. and other officials said on Friday, with further heavy rainfall expected. At least six Rohingya, including three children, died in landslides and flooding while 15 Bangladeshis were killed and more than 200,000 stranded… Read More Six dead, thousands displaced as floods hit Rohingya camps in southeastern Bangladesh

Seven dead as heavy rain triggers floods, landslide in northern India

At least seven people were killed in a landslide in India‚Äôs northern Himachal Pradesh state, officials said on Thursday, adding to a growing death toll from heavy monsoon rains in the country. State Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said seven bodies had been recovered during rescue operations that were still underway. “Three people are still… Read More Seven dead as heavy rain triggers floods, landslide in northern India