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BBC NEWS   28 June 2019   Italy   Genoa  
<p>Demolition experts have blown up the remains of the giant Morandi bridge in the Italian city of Genoa, nearly a year after the structure collapsed.</p><p>Thousands of people were evacuated ahead of explosions which brought down two large towers consisting ...
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BBC NEWS   22 April 2019   Colombia   Rosas / Cauca  
<p>At least 17 people have been killed by a landslide on Sunday in south-western Colombia, officials say.</p> <p>Five others were injured and several houses destroyed in the town of Rosas in the Cauca region.</p> <p>The landslide happened after days of torrential ...
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BBC NEWS   19 February 2019   North Sea  
<p>The Rattray Volcanic Province had been thought to contain empty magma chambers, making it unsuitable for oil formation.<br />As a result, the 7,000 sq km area of the central North Sea was dismissed as a potential area for exploration.<br />But geologists ...
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BBC NEWS   10 December 2018   UK   Cornwall  
<p>Part of a cliff collapsing in Cornwall has been caught on camera by a woman out walking.</p> <p>Deborah Smith was at Lynstone Road, Bude, when she said she noticed "some little bits going, then saw the rocks moving and quickly videoed it".</p>
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BBC NEWS   12 July 2018   Colombia  
<p>A bridge under construction has been destroyed after a partial collapse earlier in the year killed nine people.</p>
BBC NEWS   10 July 2018   Japan   Okayama  
<p>At least 141 people are now known to have died in floods and landslides triggered by torrential rain in western Japan, says the government.</p> <p>It is the highest death toll caused by rainfall that Japan has seen in more than three decades.</p> <p>Rescuers ...
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BBC NEWS   04 June 2018   Guatemala   Guatemala City  
<p>Twenty-five people have been killed and hundreds injured in the most violent eruption in decades in Guatemala.</p><p>The Fuego volcano, about 40km (25 miles) south-west of the capital Guatemala City, has been spewing rocks, black smoke and ash into the ...
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BBC NEWS   02 May 2018   UK   Wales  
<p>A landslide has closed a road in Neath Port Talbot after 80 tonnes of tree, mud and debris fell into the road.</p> <p>Cymmer Road in Glyncorrwg was closed after the material fell from a hillside in the Afan Valley in the early hours of Wednesday morning.</p ...
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BBC NEWS   02 January 2018   UK   London  
<p>One of Britain's busiest railways stations has almost doubled its passenger capacity with the reopening of five platforms.</p> <p>London Bridge will now serve 96 million people a year, up from about 50 million.</p> <p>The works form part of a &pound;1bn ...
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BBC NEWS   17 December 2017   Chile  
<p>A landslide caused by torrential rain has killed at least five people in southern Chile and has destroyed dozens of houses.<br />Fifteen people are missing in the remote village of Villa Santa Luc&iacute;a in the country's lake region, popular with tourists.<br ...