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AKIpress   17 May 2017   Kyrgyzstan   Jalal-Abad  
<p>A truck was buried by a rockfall triggered by a mudslide in Chatkal district of Jalal-Abad region, the authorities said.</p> <p>The driver and one passenger inside the cabin were luckily safe and sound. The truck was carrying food products, the Ministry ...
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WKYT.com   31 March 2017   United States   Americas  
<p>Whitley County lost one of their own Thursday, a man who died earning his living to take care of those he cared most about.</p><p>Kentucky officials are saying that Partin began his shift about 5pm on Wednesday evening. He was performing maintenance work ...
Fox21 NEWS   16 February 2016   USA   Garfield County  
<p>GARFIELD COUNTY, Colo. &mdash; Interstate 70 through Glenwood Canyon will be closed for several days after two landslides dropped huge rocks on the roadway.</p> <p>The highway is closed in both directions from Gypsum (mile marker 140) to Glenwood Springs ...
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Hindustan Times   14 January 2016   India   Bengal  
<p>An unspecified number of people are feared trapped after a large piece of rock, estimated to measure about 150 metres, broke off a hillock and crashed down on a stretch of the national highway connecting Sikkim with Bengal.</p>
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The Telegraph   07 September 2015   UK   Llantwit Major, south Wales  
<p>A student died instantly following a rock fall during a beach-side picnic to celebrate the end of their exams, an inquest has heard.<br />Georgina Le Fjord was sitting on the beach in Llantwit Major, south Wales, in June with best friend Martha Ormerod ...
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The Telegraph   21 August 2015   USA   Colorado  
<p>Mountain climbing can be scary enough, but this must have made this hiker's heart race more than usual.<br>While traversing the Maroon Bells peaks in Colorado, this hiker decided the best way to carry on his adventure would be to leap across a gap blocking ...
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The Telegraph   19 June 2015   UK   Wales  
<p>A 24-year-old woman has died after a rock fell on her head on a beach, the Welsh Ambulance Service said.<br />Emergency crews were called to Llantwit Major, between Swansea and Cardiff on the Glamorgan coast, shortly before 5.30pm on Thursday.</p>
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abc.net.au   15 June 2015   Australia   Brisbane  
<p>Recommendations from a geotechnical report requested by Brisbane City Council (BCC) on a recent rockfall on Brisbane's northside could see the area closed to the public for five months.</p> <p>More than 90 tonnes of rock from the Lutwyche quarry fell into ...
Stuff.co.nz   09 June 2015   New Zealand   Waikari  
<p>Murray George Taylor's excavator cab has been found collapsed as searchers shift 750 tonnes of rubble from the landslide that buried the quarry boss.</p> <p>Taylor, 56, who is the director of the Heathstock Haulage lime quarry, is feared dead after about ...
3news.co.nz   08 June 2015   New Zealand   Waikari  
<p>Specialist alpine cliff and mine rescue teams have been rushed to a Canterbury lime quarry in a desperate attempt to save a digger driver trapped under a landslide.<br />Paramedics have already been stood down from the scene, sparking fears for the man's ...