24 Jun 2017

China landslide leaves at least 140 missing in Sichuan

“More than 140 people are feared buried in a landslide in Sichuan province in south-western China, state media say.” Source: China landslide leaves at least 140 missing in Sichuan – BBC News

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14 Jun 2017

Fire engulfs London apartment block, at least six dead, more than 70 injured

“Fire engulfed a 24-floor housing block in central London in the early hours on Wednesday, killing at least six people and injuring 70 others in an inferno that trapped residents as they slept.” Source: Fire engulfs London apartment block, at least six dead, more than 70 injured | Reuters

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14 Jun 2017

Landslide, floods kill 156 in Bangladesh, India; toll could rise

“Heavy rains have triggered a series of landslides and floods in Bangladesh and neighbouring northeast India, killing at least 156 people over two days, and officials warned on Wednesday the toll could rise.” Source: Landslide, floods kill 156 in Bangladesh, India; toll could rise | Reuters

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13 Feb 2017

Nearly 200,000 people told to flee crumbling California dam spillway

“Evacuation orders for nearly 200,000 people living below the tallest dam in the United States remained in place early on Monday after residents were abruptly told to flee when a spillway appeared in danger of collapse.” Source: Nearly 200,000 people told to flee crumbling California dam spillway | Reuters

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11 Feb 2017

6 dead, 126 others wounded, as 6.7 magnitude quake shuts down Surigao

“At least six people died and 126 others were wounded, 13 seriously, when a 6.7 magnitude earthquake struck Surigao City late Friday, shutting down the airport and knocking power in two towns, the provincial governor said. Gov. Sol Matugas said engineering teams were scrambling to fix alternative routes as three

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19 Jan 2017

Avalanche destroys Italian hotel, up to 30 feared dead under snow

“A huge avalanche swallowed up a luxury mountain hotel in central Italy after a series of strong earthquakes rocked the area, burying up to 30 people under tonnes of snow and debris, officials said on Thursday.” Source: Avalanche destroys Italian hotel, up to 30 feared dead under snow | Reuters

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29 Dec 2016

Floods in Southwest Congo Kill at Least 50

“Flooding this week in the Democratic Republic of Congo port city of Boma killed at least 50 people and left another 10,000 homeless, authorities told Reuters on Wednesday.” Source: Floods in Southwest Congo Kill at Least 50

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26 Dec 2016

Typhoon Nock-Ten threatens Philippine capital Manila

“Powerful typhoon Nock-Ten is continuing to batter the Philippines, as it heads towards the area around the heavily-populated capital Manila. Civil defence officials have been put on ‘red alert’, as the storm is due to hit the city later on Monday.” Source: Typhoon Nock-Ten threatens Philippine capital Manila – BBC

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13 Dec 2016

84,000 people displaced by Indonesia earthquake

“The number of people left homeless after an earthquake struck western Indonesia has soared to nearly 84,000, leaving authorities struggling to care for the victims, an official said on Tuesday (Dec 13).” Source: 84,000 people displaced by Indonesia earthquake: Official – Channel NewsAsia

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14 Nov 2016

New Zealand Earthquake: Deaths, major damage after severe 7.5 quake hits Hanmer Springs, tsunami warning issued

“Two people have been confirmed dead after a severe 7.5 earthquake hit North Canterbury early on Monday morning.” Source: Earthquake: Deaths, major damage after severe 7.5 quake hits Hanmer Springs, tsunami warning issued | Stuff.co.nz

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