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The Weather Channel   06 June 2018   Colombia   Cauca river  
<p>A dam under construction in Colombia has caused big problems for thousands who live downstream. Mudslides caused plugged water-release tunnels, sending water levels up and leading to evacuations. Locals now worry daily about what could happen if additional ...
The Star   22 May 2018   Malaysia  
<p>Nobody knew a natural disaster was waiting to happen until Sungai Kelian in Tanjung Bungah turned brown and silty.</p> <p>The sudden profusion of laterite mud flowing out to sea was caused by a landslide even bigger than the one that killed 11 people at ...
CNN   11 January 2018   USA   California  
<p>(CNN)Southern Californians can't get a break from nature. First, wildfires scorched a massive area northwest of Los Angeles. Now catastrophic mudslides have swallowed homes and killed at least 15 people.</p> <p>But a variety of unique factors have made ...
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CNN   10 January 2018   USA   California  
<p>(CNN)Heavy rains unleashed destructive rivers of mud and debris in Southern California on Tuesday -- leaving at least 13 people dead, destroying homes and spurring rescues as the flooding forced heavily traveled roads to close.</p> <p>Santa Barbara County ...
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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 ...
SWI   28 August 2017   Switzerland   Graubuenden  
<p>Geologists say the Piz Cengalo mountain on the Swiss-Italian border, which collapsed last week causing a huge landslide in the Swiss village of Bondo, remains unstable. The dangers are preventing locals from returning and are hindering the clean-up operation. ...
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Reuters   29 May 2017   Sri Lanka   Asia  
<p>Landslides and floods in Sri Lanka have killed at least 151 people and the country faces the risk of more mudslides as torrential rains continue, officials said on Sunday.</p><p>More than 100 people are still missing after the worst rains in the Indian ...
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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EYEWITNESS NEWS   17 April 2017   Sri Lanka   Colombo  
<p>Rescue workers cleared mud and debris from a landslide at a giant rubbish dump in the Sri Lankan capital for a fourth day on Monday, as the death toll rose to 29 and uncertainty remained over the number of people missing.</p> <p>The 90-metre dump in the ...
The Guardian   03 April 2017   Colombia   Americas  
<p>Colombian rescuers have been searching frantically for hundreds of missing people after the southern city of Mocoa was engulfed on Saturday by a huge landslide of mud, rocks and gushing waters that swept away homes and cars and killed more than 20 people.</p> <p>The ...