Guatemala: At least 26 people killed, 600 feared missing & 100+ homes buried in landslide – Published 03 Oct 2015 1030z (GMT/UTC)


Guatemala mudslide leaves hundreds missing

General view of the village of El Cambray II, in Santa Catarina Pinula municipality, some 15 km east of Guatemala City, after a landslide on October 2, 2015.

Image caption Local authorities said the hillsides had been weakening for some time. AFP

Rescue workers in Guatemala are digging through rubble from a mudslide that hit a village not far from the capital, in search of hundreds missing.

At least 26 bodies have so far been recovered from the village of El Cambray Dos, rescue services say.

Heavy rains swept a torrent of boulders and mud onto houses on Thursday, 15km (nine miles) east of Guatemala City.

Relatives have been receiving calls and texts from people trapped under the rubble, reporters at the scene say.

Survivors have been taken to makeshift shelters. Rescuers temporarily called off the search late on Friday because of heavy rains, AP news agency reports.

Julio Sanchez, a spokesman for Guatemala’s volunteer firefighters, said 26 people had died, including a number of children, and another 36 people were taken to hospitals.

One man was pulled alive from the rubble after more than 15 hours after the mudslide hit.

But Alejandro Maldonado, the head of the Guatemalan disaster agency, has warned that as many as 600 people could still be missing.

He said that number of people was believed to be asleep in their homes when the mudslide occurred, he added.

El Cambray is surrounded by steep hills that tower over the houses which are mostly set in the valley bottom.

Mr Maldonado said in a radio interview that the forested hills had been weakening for some time and had collapsed largely because of recent heavy rain.


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Indonesia: 18 Bodies found, 9 ID’ed, 100 missing in Java after major landslide – Published 131214 1152z (GMT/UTC)

12 dead, nearly 100 missing in Indonesian landslide – Official

A rescue team searches for survivors and remove bodies after a landslide at Jemblung village. – AFP Photo/DidaNuswantara

JAKARTA: A landslide triggered by torrential downpours has killed at least 12 people and left nearly 100 others missing on Indonesia’s main island of Java, an official said Saturday.Hundreds of rescuers were digging through mud and rubble after the landslide buried scores of houses in Jemblung village in central Java late Friday, the national disaster agency said.

The landslide swept down a hillside in the village, sparing only two houses, an AFP correspondent said.

TV footage showed bystanders watching the emergency effort while rescuers passed an orange body bag by hand through the muddy area.

“We found 12 bodies at the moment, and we are searching for 96 others,” an officer at the emergency centre at the scene of the disaster told AFP, asking not to be identified.

Disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said it was unclear whether those missing were buried under the landslide or had taken refuge.

“Conditions on the ground are pretty tough and we need heavy machines to clear the road that has been covered by the landslide,” Nugroho added.

Officials said that the ground was still unstable and most rescue work was being carried out manually. Heavy machines were trying to clear mud that had cut access to the location.

There was no phone signal in the area, making coordinating rescuing efforts difficult, they added.

The agency said that 200 rescuers and 500 volunteers had joined the search for the missing.

Landslides triggered by heavy rains and floods are common in tropical Indonesia during the rainy season.

The national disaster agency estimates around half the country’s 250 million population lives in areas prone to landslides.

The vast Indonesian archipelago is one of the most natural-disaster-prone nations on Earth, and is also frequently hit by earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.


Indonesia landslide: Many missing in Java

Villagers use shovels to remove mud from the main road at Pasuruhan village in Wonosobo December 12, 2014, in this photo taken by Antara Foto

Landslides and flash floods are common in Indonesia

At least eight people have died and more than 100 are missing after a landslide on Indonesia’s main island of Java.

Heavy rain caused the landslide near Jemblung village in central Java.

Disaster agency officials said rescue teams had taken almost 40 people to hospital, of whom four were in critical condition.

Hundreds of rescuers, including police and soldiers, have been trying to find survivors.

The country’s national disaster agency said hundreds of houses had been destroyed by the landslide.

“Conditions on the ground are pretty tough and we need heavy machines to clear the road that has been covered by the landslide,” agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said.

Flash floods and landslides are common in Indonesia, triggered by seasonal downpours.

Many of the inhabitants of the chain of 17,000 islands live in mountainous areas or near fertile flood plains.

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“The death toll of the Banjarnegara landslides rose to 8 on Saturday with 100 people still missing, the authorities said.

Heavy rain triggered the landslides on Friday evening in the village of Sampang, sub-district of Karangkobar, regency of Banjarnegara, Central Java province.

“The death toll is rising. Now eight bodies have been found dead and 100 people are still missing,”  National Agency for Disaster Control (BNPB) spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said as quoted by Antara news wire.

Sutopo said a joint team of the BNPB, military and police, the National Search and Rescue Agency (Basarnas) and volunteers is still looking for the missing people.

“The terrain is difficult. Heavy equipment is needed to remove the earth and rocks covering the road,” he said.” –


Saturday, December 13th, 2014 | 17:11 pm (local time)

“BANJARNEGARA, – Rescue team members discovered 18 bodies of victims of landslides that occurred in the hamlet Jemblung RT 05 RW 01, Desa Sampang, District Karangkobar, Banjarnegara, Central Java. Of the 18 bodies that, just nine bodies were identified.

Here are the nine people killed names Tribunnews collected from the scene, Saturday (12/13/2014).
1. Joko Adi P (18), Hamlet Endong, RT 03, RW 02, Gumelar Village, District Karangkobar.
2. Sukirno (20), Hamlet Endong, RT 03, RW 02, Gumelar Village, District Karangkobar
3. Misman (25), Hamlet Endong, RT 03, RW, 02, Gumelar Village, District Karangkobar
4. Bahrun (70), the village of Sampang, RT 05, RW 01, District Karangkobar
5. Speech, Grogol village, RT 05, RW 01, District Pejawaran
6. Hadi (60), the village of Sampang, RT 05, RW 01, District Karangkobar
7. Hendi (9) Hamlet Genting RT 04 RW 03 Grogol Village District of Pajawaran
8. Klimah (33), the village of Sampang, RT 05, RW 01, District Karangkobar
9. Sunarti (60), the village of Sampang, RT 05, RW 01, District Karangkobar

The nine bodies have been identified in part Banjarnegara taken to hospitals, some of them are taken home relatives. Meanwhile, nine other bodies are still in the process of identification in Post SAR team.

Based on information from the Village Head Sampang, the number of people buried by landslides about 100 people.”

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Taiwan: Huge Earthquake triggers landslide 1000+ tourists trapped on mountain platform. At least 2 dead, 21 injured – 020613 1650z

Large 6.2 m earthquake in Taiwan has caused several injuries and produced a large landslide

(Photo: Landslides in Taiwan after huge earthquake

2 people have been killed and at least 21 injured (3 seriously)

More than 1000 tourists are trapped on a mountain platform, because the cable railway was destroyed by a landslide

Strong Earthquake Jolts Central Taiwan

SKY NEWS 9:10am UK (BST) (0810z GMT/UTC), Sunday 02 June 2013

A magnitude 6.2 earthquake has struck the island of Taiwan, killing two people and shaking buildings in the capital Taipei, news reports said.

The quake in central Taiwan injured more than 20 people, caused some damage and sent residents running into the streets.

In Mountain Ali in the southern part of the island, a man was killed by a rockslide while driving a car on a mountain road, the Taiwan Fire Agency said in a statement.

TV footage showed landslides, stirring clouds of yellow dust, on other mountains in the area.

Another man was killed by a falling rock when he was working at a farm in Chushan, near the epicentre.

The tremor struck about 35 kilometres (22 miles) east of Nantou County at a depth of 10 kilometres (6 miles).

The US Geological Survey had originally put the magnitude at 6.6 but later downgraded it.


Workers removed fallen rocks and repaired a damaged mountain road in Nantou, allowing more than 100 stranded tourists to pass.

Taiwan television said the quake had triggered a gas explosion in the centre of the island but it gave no details.

Shoppers screamed and ran out of a 12-storey department store that shook violently for nearly a minute, TV stations reported from the central city of Taichung, near the epicentre.

Six high-speed trains halted but services resumed after no damage was found to the line.

The quake also rattled the islands capital of Taipei, about 150 miles (250 kilometres) north of the epicentre.

The house was shaking but nothing fell, said one resident of the city.

Taiwan sits near the so-called ring of fire region of seismic activity around the Pacific Ocean, and is frequently rattled by quakes.

A magnitude-7.6 earthquake in central Taiwan in 1999 killed more than 2,300 people.

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2 Dead, 21 Injured in Taiwan Quake

2013-06-02 21:27:42 XinhuaWeb Editor: Xing Yihang

Lu Pei-ling, deputy director of the Taiwan Seismological Center, briefs the press about the Nantou quake, in Taipei, southeast China’s Taiwan, June 2, 2013. [Photo: Xinhua/Wu Ching-teng]

“Two people died and 21 others were injured, including 3 severely, in an earthquake that shook Taiwan’s Nantou County on Sunday afternoon, according to the island’s disaster response authorities.

The two deaths were reported in Nantou and the neighboring Chiayi County, the authorities said.

One person is still missing, the authorities said.

Zhang Zhijun, head of the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council, on Sunday expressed his sympathy in Kunming to the Taiwan compatriots over the earthquake.

Zhang is in Kunming, capital city of southwest China’s Yunnan Province, to attend a meeting between Yunnan and Taiwan. He also met there with the Kuomintang (KMT) vice chairman John Chiang.

Also on Sunday, the office’s spokeswoman Fan Liqing conveyed condolences to the families of the Taiwanese victims.

She said the mainland’s compatriots are deeply concerned about the earthquake and can feel what the Taiwan compatriots feel.

“We are willing to spare no efforts to offer assistance so long as the Taiwan side has need,” said Fan.

The epicenter of the 6.7-magnitude earthquake was monitored at about 23.9 degrees north latitude and 120.9 degrees east longitude with a depth of 9 km, according to the mainland’s China Earthquake Networks Center.

Taiwan’s earthquake authorities measured it at 6.3 magnitude.

As of 6:16 p.m., four smaller-scale aftershocks had been monitored in Nantou, the island’s meteorological authorities said.

So far, there have been no reports of deaths or injuries among visitors from the mainland, said Man Hongwei, head of the Taipei office of the Association for Tourism Exchange Across the Taiwan Straits.

Cable-car services in Nantou’s Riyuetan (Sun Moon Lake) scenic spot have been halted. But high-speed trains in Taiwan have all restored operations and electricity has been resumed in affected areas, local authorities said.

A 6.1-magnitude earthquake hit Nantou on March 27 this year.

The recent two quakes correlate “a little bit” with a massive earthquake that shook the island nearly 14 years ago, said Lu Pei-ling, an official with the sub-center of Taiwan’s earthquake forecasting center.

The 7.3-magnitude quake on Sept. 21, 1999 was the strongest to hit Taiwan in 100 years and left more than 2,000 people dead.

Lu said there is still a possibility that more quakes will occur in this area in the future.”


Strong and deadly earthquake hits Taiwan

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Published on 2 Jun 2013

The tremor that hit Taiwan on Sunday afternoon was felt all over the island, but most severely in the central and southern regions. The quakes epicentre was near Jenai township in Nantou County in central Taiwan, about 250 km south of Taipei, the Central Weather Bureau said. aiwans Nantou County, occurrence of 6.7 earthquake wholly-Taiwan most of the feel the shaking

Nantou 6.3 earthquake this years most earthquake depth 10 km

Magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck the island of Taiwan 2013 02/06/2013

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Published on 2 Jun 2013

The quake struck 24 miles southeast of the city of Tai-chung at a depth of nine miles, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The agency initially said it was 6.6 magnitude but later downgraded it slightly.

Taiwan television said the quake triggered a gas explosion in the centre of the island but it gave no details. There were no reports of any casualties.

The quake also rattled the islands capital of Taipei.

The house was shaking but nothing fell, said one resident of the city.

An earthquake of such a magnitude can cause severe damage.

The island sits near the so-called ring of fire region of seismic activity around the Pacific Ocean.

(Reporting by Clare Jim; Writing by Robert Birsel)

Deadly earthquake hits Taiwan

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Published on 2 Jun 2013 A 6.3 magnitude earthquake rocked Taiwan on Sunday June 2, killing at least one person and injuring at more than 18 others.

The epicentre was the town of Jenai in central Taiwan, 250 kilometres south of the capital Taipei.

It occurred close to the site of a 7.6 magnitude earthquake that killed over 2,300 people in 1999.More from

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Mexico: Landslide buries several vehicles on Mexico-Queretaro highway. At least 7 dead, 4 injured.

At least seven people were killed on the Mexico-Queretaro highway in central Mexico, after a landslide buried several vehicles, the Federal Police confirmed Monday.

The landslide occurred in Tepeji del Rio municipality in the central state of Hidalgo, due to strong rain and hail on Sunday night. Tons of soil and mud trapped at least five vehicles which were passing the highway at the moment of the landslide.

Those killed were three men and two women who were in a taxi, as well as one woman and one man in a red van.

Four other passengers of the red van were injured and taken to San Jose hospital in Naucalpan, state of Mexico.

People from Tepeji del Rio are trying to clean their homes, as the storm had damaged 150 houses.

Mexico’s Federal Highway Police, the Ministry of Communications and Transporting, the Army and rescue teams from the state of Mexico and from Mexico City, were helping in the cleaning work and removing disaster rubble.
Tuesday, 28 May, 2013 at 03:16 (03:16 AM) UTC RSOE

Deslave en la MexicoQueretaro deja 7 muertos

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Published on 27 May 2013

Deslave en la MĂxico — QuerĂtaro deja 7 muertos
27 Mayo 2013

Las malas condiciones climáticas cobran vidas en la Carretera MĂxico — QuerĂtaro, esto a causa de un deslave de un cerro en el kilometro 70. El deslave deja al menos 7 muertos.

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China: The price of gold – Hope fades for 83 miners buried in Tibet gold mine after massive landslide – 230413 1250z

Chinese authorities today said that no signs of life have been detected nearly 30 hours after a massive landslide buried 83 mine workers in Tibet despite a major search and rescue operation.

“Rescuers have not yet found survivors or bodies… The miners’ survival chances were slim due to the scale of the landslide”

officials of the regional government were quoted as saying by the state-run Xinhua news agency.
Rescue work is continuing, they said, adding that as the site is at an altitude of more than 4,600 metres, most rescuers have been suffering from slight altitude sickness. And temperatures as low as minus three degrees Celsius have affected the sniffer dogs’ senses of smell.
The landslide happened late yesterday (21 April) in Maizhokunggar County of Lhasa, the regional capital.
The victims were workers from Tibet Huatailong Mining Development Co Ltd, a subsidiary of the China National Gold Group Corporation.
The affected area is three km wide, covered with about 2 million cubic meters of mud, rock and debris, the report said.
Chinese President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang have ordered all out efforts to rescue the workers buried in the landslide.
Monday, 22 April, 2013 at 12:07 (12:07 PM) UTC RSOE


Tibet: major landslide rescue effort for buried miners

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More Than 80 Trapped in Tibet Gold Mine Landslide 2013-03-29

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“At least 16 people have been killed in landslides in a mountainous area north of Rio de Janeiro, after heavy rains.

The landslides hit the city of Petropolis, about 40 miles (65km) north of Rio, after a river burst its banks and flooded the city centre.

A baby and two emergency workers are among the victims, authorities say.

The city (Petropolis) remains on high alert and further heavy rain is forecast.

Schools are closed and residents have been told to stay in their homes.” – BBC News

BBC News: Rains cause deadly landslides in Petropolis, Brazil


Deslizamientos de tierra matan a por lo menos 16 en el Petropolis – pronstico de lluvia ms pesada

19 de marzo 2013 “RIO DE JANEIRO ” Los deslizamientos de tierra provocados por las fuertes lluvias han causado la muerte a 16 personas en las ltimas 24 horas en la ciudad turstica brasilea de Petrpolis, dijo un funcionario el lunes. We estn en un estado de alerta mxima, ?? El gobernador del estado de Ro, Sergio Cabral, dijo en una conferencia de prensa en Petrpolis, una antigua capital imperial encuentra a 68 kilmetros (42 millas) al norte de Ro de Janeiro, ya que actualiza el nmero de muertos en 10.

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“Al menos 16 personas han muerto en deslizamientos de tierra en una zona montaosa al norte de Ro de Janeiro, despus de las fuertes lluvias.
Los deslizamientos de tierra que sacudi la ciudad de Petrpolis, a 40 millas (65km) al norte de Ro, despus de que un ro se desbord e inund el centro de la ciudad. Un beb y dos trabajadores de emergencia se encuentran entre las vctimas, dijeron las autoridades.
La ciudad (Petrpolis) se mantiene en estado de alerta y la lluvia pesada adicional se prev.
Las escuelas estn cerradas y los residentes se les ha dicho que permanezcan en sus casas “- BBC Mundo BBC. Las lluvias causan derrumbes mortales en Petrpolis, Brasil

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March 19, 2013RIO DE JANEIROLandslides triggered by heavy rains have killed 16 people over the past 24 hours in the Brazilian tourist town of Petropolis, an official said Monday. “We are in a state of maximum alert,” Rio state governor Sergio Cabral told a news conference in Petropolis, a former imperial capital located 68 kilometers (42 miles) north of Rio de Janeiro, as he updated the death toll from 10. He urged residents to leave high risk areas and to seek refuge in shelters provided by city authorities amid worsening downpours. Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, in Rome to attend Tuesday’s installment of Pope Francis, called Cabral to offer federal help to deal with the impact of the flooding, her office said. Among the victims are two civil defense officials who took part in rescue efforts, Sergio Simoes, the Rio state civil defense secretary, told Globo television…

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