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The Guardian   08 September 2021   Mexico   Acapulco  
<p>A powerful earthquake has struck south-west Mexico near the beach resort of Acapulco, killing at least one man who was crushed by a falling post, and causing rock falls and damaging buildings.<br />The US Geological Survey (USGS) said a 7.0 magnitude quake ...
BBC NEWS   25 July 2021   India   Himachal Pradesh  
<p>Nine tourists have been killed in northern India after the vehicle they were travelling in was hit by falling boulders.<br>Three others were reportedly injured in the incident, which happened in the state of Himachal Pradesh on Sunday.<br>Dramatic footage ...
News24   07 December 2019   South Africa  
<p>The bodies of three of the four mineworkers who were trapped in a gold mine near Orkney were recovered by rescue workers on Saturday evening.<br>Village Main Reef (VMR) spokesperson James Duncan said the recoveries at the Tau Lekoa mine were made at around ...
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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Greek Reporter   13 September 2018   Greece   Zakynthos  
<p>Three tourists were injured on Thursday following a landslide at the world-renowned beach of Navagio in the Greek island of Zakynthos.</p> <p>Their nationalities are not yet known.</p> <p>The three were transferred to the Zakynthos General Hospital, while ...
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Stuff.co.nz   13 September 2017   New Zealand   Manawatu Gorge  
<p>The Manawatū Gorge could experience a rock fall 170 times larger than the two slips that caused the state highway to close in April.<br />The NZ Transport Agency expects as much as 630,000 cubic metres to drop at Kerry's wall, near the Ashhurst end, which ...
Daily Mail   14 July 2016   China   Shangri - La  
<p>Life-threatening landslides appear to be part and parcel of journeys through China's mountainous southern regions.<br />The latest shocking footage shows the near-miss of drivers approaching the city of Shangri-La on Monday morning.<br />A sudden rock fall ...
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Stuff.co.nz   06 July 2016   New Zealand   Christchurch  
<p>Dozens of Christchurch property owners barred from their houses because of the risk of rock fall can return after the law keeping them out expired.</p> <p>However, the Christchurch City Council is advising them not to reoccupy many of the buildings, as ...
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Mirror   14 June 2016   Croatia   Dubrovnik  
<p>These shocking pictures show the aftermath of the moment a huge rock fell from a cliff and crashed into a house.</p> <p>A massive boulder crashed down from a cliff in Dubrovnik, Croatia, hit a road barrier and tumbled into a child's bedroom window.</p>
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Daily Mail   23 April 2016   China   Liuliao Village  
<p>A Chinese primary school was severely damaged by a landslide yesterday leaving at least 21 pupils injured.</p> <p>The incident occurred at 11:30am at Fushi Town's Liuliao Village in Rong'an County, southern China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, according ...
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