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Avalanches and Landslides

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  • Discovery to air 'Everest Avalanche Tragedy' doc in May

    The deadly April 18 avalanche that killed killed 13 and left three people missing on Mt. Everest will be the subject of a 90-minute documentary "Everest Avalanche Tragedy" that will air on Discovery on May 4. Discovery had a camera crew from NBC News...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...