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Avalanches and Landslides

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 'Massive' mudslide on Colorado's Grand Mesa leaves three missing

    'Massive' mudslide on Colorado's Grand Mesa leaves three missing
    Three people were missing Monday afternoon after a massive, miles-wide mudslide swept down a mountain in rural western Colorado.  The three unidentified men went missing Sunday after going into the uninhabited slide area on Grand Mesa to check on...
  • Colorado mudslide: Astonishing footage shows miles of devastation

    After a day of aerial and ground searches Monday, Colorado officials failed to find three men who vanished after a massive weekend mudslide wiped out miles of uninhabited land on Grand Mesa, the largest flat-topped mountain in the world. (See footage of...
  • Colorado mudslide: Rescuers helpless in search for missing ranchers

    Colorado officials held out little hope Tuesday for three ranchers who were apparently swept up by a weekend mudslide on Grand Mesa, saying the search had shifted from rescue to recovery. They also significantly downgraded the estimated size of Sunday...
  • 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...
  • Deadly Everest Avalanche Raises Uncertainty for Discovery's 'Everest Jump Live'

    Mount Everest's deadliest avalanche ever, which killed at least 12 people early Friday, raises questions about whether Discovery Channel's "Everest Jump Live" special, set to air May 11, will go on as planned. The avalanche struck and killed 12 sherpas,...
  • 'Everest' Movie Crew Safe After Deadly Avalanche, Continuing to the Top

    The crew working on location for the Cross Creek Pictures and Walden Media film "Everest" is safe from its position at base camp after a deadly avalanche swept down a climbing route on the Nepalese mountain. The nine members of the second-unit crew,...
  • 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...
  • Discovery Cancels 'Everest Jump Live' in Light of Deadly Avalanche

    After Mt. Everest suffered its deadliest avalanche early Friday which killed 13 people, Discovery Channel has cancelled "Everest Jump Live," scheduled for May 11. "In light of the overwhelming tragedy at Mt Everest and respect for the families of the...