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Aljazeera   11 February 2019   South Africa   Johannesburg  
<p>In the midst of Johannesburg are mountains of sandy dirt - tall, geometric, and as much a part of the landscape as the city's glittering skyline.<br />Winds stir up dust from the dunes and carry it to nearby homes where it settles on roofs, roads, and areas ...
Filed under: Mining News
Aljazeera   12 October 2018   Uganda  
<p>At least 34 people have been killed when a landslide rolled down the slopes of Mount Elgon in eastern Uganda, wrecking homes and burying animals.</p> <p>Rescue teams were picking through the rubble, looking for survivors and victims of the disaster which ...
Aljazeera   30 August 2018   Burma   Myanmar  
<p>The collapse of part of a dam in Myanmar has unleashed giant waves of water and forced the mass evacuation of several villages and towns.<br>More than 60,000 people have had to flee their homes and major roads have been flooded.</p>
Aljazeera   31 March 2016   India   Kolkata  
<p>Many people are feared dead after a portion of an overpass under construction collapsed in a congested area of the eastern Indian city of Kolkata. <br /><br />Police say many people are still trapped under the debris and efforts were underway to rescue ...
Aljazeera   22 November 2015   Brazil   Rio Doce  
<p>A mudflow thick with toxic mining waste, which initially spilled earlier this month from the collapse of two tailings dams into a main river in southeast Brazil, has now reached the Atlantic Ocean, says Brazil's environmental agency, Ibama.</p> <p>Ibama ...
Aljazeera   26 October 2015   Afghanistan   Feyzabad  
<p>A powerful 7.5-magnitude earthquake has struck in northern Afghanistan and was felt in a large area from northern Pakistan to India.</p> <p>The US Geological Survey put the epicentre near Jarm in the country's northeast, 250 kilometres from the capital ...
Filed under: Natural Hazards