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Avalanches and Landslides

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  • Deluge causes landslide in Charles Village, floods roadways across state

    Deluge causes landslide in Charles Village, floods roadways across state
    A nearly 120-year-old retaining wall that has troubled Charles Village residents for decades collapsed Wednesday amid a month's worth of rain, dumping street lights, sidewalks and half a dozen cars onto the CSX rail tracks below. No injuries were...
  • Residents displaced by landslide blame city, CSX for inaction despite warnings

    Residents displaced by landslide blame city, CSX for inaction despite warnings
    Forced to evacuate his rowhouse on East 26th Street after the street collapsed in a pile of dirt, asphalt and parked automobiles on the adjacent train tracks, Jack Temple said he's living in "limbo." Temple and about 20 other Charles Village residents...
  • Afghanistan landslides kill hundreds, many more missing

    Afghanistan landslides kill hundreds, many more missing
    Hundreds of people were dead or missing after landslides in remote northeast Afghanistan buried a village under as much as 60 feet of mud and rocks, officials said Friday. The United Nations said that at least 350 people had been killed in Badakhshan, a...
  • Hundreds buried by landslides in Afghanistan

    Hundreds buried by landslides in Afghanistan
    Hundreds of people are dead or missing after landslides in remote northeastern Afghanistan buried a village under as much as 60 feet of mud and rocks, officials said Friday. The United Nations said at least 350 people had been killed in Badakhshan, a...
  • Joby Ogwyn recalls Everest disaster for Discovery special

    Joby Ogwyn recalls Everest disaster for Discovery special
    American mountain climber and wingsuit flier Joby Ogwyn was on Mt. Everest on April 18 when an avalanche killed 16 Sherpa guides, making it the single deadliest day ever on the mountain. Ogwyn was there to prepare for a planned wingsuit jump off the...
  • Death toll hits 37 in Washington mudslide; 7 remain missing

    Death toll hits 37 in Washington mudslide; 7 remain missing
    A 37th body has been recovered from the debris of last month's mudslide in Washington, officials announced Tuesday. The remains have not yet been identified, leaving the number of missing people at seven. The powerful and quick-moving landslide on...
  • Twelve guides die in Mt. Everest avalanche

    Twelve guides die in Mt. Everest avalanche
    MUMBAI, India – A predawn avalanche on Mt. Everest killed at least 12 Nepalese guides in the single deadliest accident on the world’s tallest peak, officials said Friday. The guides were preparing ropes and ferrying supplies for commercial...
  • Search for missing Sherpas suspended as Everest climbers weigh risks

    Search for missing Sherpas suspended as Everest climbers weigh risks
    MUMBAI, India — Bill Burke, a 72-year-old mountaineer from Costa Mesa, was making his latest attempt to scale Mt. Everest’s northern face when the news came of the deadliest avalanche ever on the world’s highest peak. As many as 16...
  • Obama tours Washington mudslide devastation, praises rescuers

    Obama tours Washington mudslide devastation, praises rescuers
    OSO, Wash. — Standing beneath a banner proclaiming "Oso Strong" one month after the deadly landslide, President Obama told the residents of the hard-hit Stillaguamish Valley that the nation is grieving with them as they struggle to rebuild homes,...
  • Linda McPherson, other landslide victims, memorialized in Washington

    A retired librarian became the first of the at least 30 people killed in last month’s landslide in Washington to be memorialized as several hundred people gathered to remember her life Saturday afternoon. Two weeks ago, Linda McPherson was reading...
  • Washington landslide death toll rises to 33 as victims are mourned

    Washington landslide death toll rises to 33 as victims are mourned
    SEATTLE – A day after the secretary of homeland security and the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency toured the site of the deadly landslide in Washington state, authorities announced Monday that they have found the remains of three more...