• 130 dead, 18 missing in Vietnam floods, landslides
    HANOI, OCTOBER 25 (IANS): At least 130 people have died, while 18 others were reported missing due to floods and landslides caused by incessant rains in Vietnam, disaster management authorities said on Sunday. In a statement, the Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control said that majority of the fatalities were reported in the provinces of Quang Tri, Thua Thien Hue and Quang Nam, Xinhua news agency reported. Meanwhile, some 1,500 hectares of rice fie
  • Heavy rain cuts off Bengal-Sikkim highway after landslides
    KOLKATA, SEPTEMBER 23 (IANS): Multiple landslides due to heavy rain have resulted in the closing of a stretch of a national highway that connects Sikkim with Darjeeling district of West Bengal, resulting in massive traffic jams, officials said on Wednesday. The NH-10 connects Sikkim's capital Gangtok to Kalimpong district and Siliguri town. An orange alert has also been sounded by the MeT department in Darjeeling and Kalimpong districts of West Bengal and in neighbouring Sikkim
  • Landslides in Nepal kill 12 people, at least 21 missing
    KATHMANDU, September 13 (Reuters): Landslides triggered by torrential rain swept through two villages in Nepal on Sunday, killing at least 12 people, a government official said. Ten people were killed and 21 are missing after a massive landslide swept away homes and people in Barahbise, 100 km (62 miles) east of Kathmandu near the border with the Tibet region of China, Nepali government official Murari Wasti said. Two others died in a landslide in Baglung in the northwe
  • Landslides disrupt normal life in Mokokchung; over 30 households affected 
    Mokokchung, August 16 (MExN): Incessant rainfall over the past few days triggered landslides in and around Mokokchung district throwing normal life out of gear. On the night of August 15, landslides completely took away a connecting road in Alongmen ward in Mokokchung town, affecting more than 30 households in the ward. It also destroyed a portion of a residential house, according to ground reports. Minister for Housing & Mechanical Tongpang Ozukum, reportedly visited the are
  • Landslides disrupt road, rail traffic to and from Goa
    PANAJI, AUGUST 5 (IANS): Rail and road traffic to and from Goa was disrupted on Wednesday due to landslides along the Goa-Karnataka border following heavy rain in the region. A statement issued by the Chief Minister's Office said that National Highway 48 which connects Goa to Karnataka's Belgavi district has been affected by a landslide. "There has been a landslide at Chorla ghat road. It will take six hours to clear the road. Public is advised not to travel via the
  • Landslides sweep kill nine people in remote Nepal village
    KATHMANDU, July 29 (Reuters): Landslides triggered by heavy rains killed nine more people in Nepal this week, raising the Himalayan nation’s death toll from floods and landslides to 160 since late May, a government official said on Wednesday. Seven people from the same family, including three children and three women, were killed in their sleep late on Tuesday when their house was swept away in the remote Naraharinath village, 430 km (268 miles) northwest of the capital K
  • Floods, landslides kill 40 in Nepal, many missing
    KATHMANDU, July 12 (Reuters) - Heavy rains triggered flash floods and landslides that killed at least 40 people and displaced thousands in western Nepal, officials said on Saturday.   Twenty people were killed and at least 13 others were missing in Myagdi district, 200 km (125 miles) northwest of the capital Kathmandu, where several houses were destroyed on Friday, district administrator Gyan Nath Dhakal said.   “Rescuers are looking for those who are still
  • 20 dead in Assam landslides
    SILCHAR, JUNE 2 (IANS): At least 20 people, including three children, were killed in three separate landslides in southern Assam on Tuesday, officials said.   According to the district administration officials, among the dead seven each were reported from each in Cachar and Hailakandi, and six from Karimganj.   Several others were also injured.   Officials said that in Cachar district's Jaypur, Tajim Uddin Laskar and his his three daughters and thre