21 Aug 2017

Nearly 500 dead pulled from Sierra Leone mudslide

“Rescue workers have unearthed 499 dead bodies since last week’s devastating landslide near the Sierra Leone capital Freetown, the city’s chief coroner told Reuters on Sunday.” Source: Nearly 500 dead pulled from Sierra Leone mudslide: coroner

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21 Aug 2017

Floods, landslides kill more than 800 people across South Asia

“Widespread floods have killed more than 800 people and displaced over a million in India, Nepal and Bangladesh, with aid workers warning of severe food shortages and water-borne diseases as rains continue to lash the affected areas.” Source: Floods, landslides kill more than 800 people across South Asia

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09 Aug 2017

Quake in China’s Sichuan kills 19, including tourists; injures 247

“A 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck a remote, mountainous part of China’s southwestern province of Sichuan, killing 19 people, including eight tourists, and injuring 247, the provincial government and official media said on Wednesday.” Source: Quake in China’s Sichuan kills 19, including tourists; injures 247 – Channel NewsAsia

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01 Aug 2017

India Gujarat floods kill more than 200

“Floods in the western Indian state of Gujarat have killed 218 people, government officials have confirmed. The death toll doubled over the last two days as officials found more than 100 bodies once waters began receding.” Source: India Gujarat floods kill more than 200 – BBC News

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21 Jul 2017

Earthquake off Greece and Turkey kills two

“A powerful earthquake killed two people on the Greek holiday island of Kos in the early hours of Friday, sending tourists fleeing into the streets, and causing disruption in the nearby Turkish tourist hub of Bodrum.” Source: ‘Let’s get the hell out of here’ – quake off Greece and Turkey

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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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