Latest Landslides and mudslides News

Popular state trail reopened following years of repairs

May. 16, 2022 09:21 AM EDT

SPARTA, Wis. (AP) — The popular Elroy-Sparta State Trail in western Wisconsin officially reopened over the weekend following several years of flood-related repairs. Summer flood damage in 2018 closed the 32-mile-long trail which had about 60,000 visitors a year. The state...

Cleanup underway after trees topple into Alaska road, bay

May. 09, 2022 23:20 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Efforts were underway Monday to clear a road where dozens of fully grown evergreen trees as well as rocks and dirt toppled into an Alaska bay, sending onlookers running and cutting off road access for scores of people. No injuries were reported in the...

Landslide kills 12 women at illegal gold mine in Indonesia

Apr. 29, 2022 00:06 AM EDT

MEDAN, Indonesia (AP) — Rescuers retrieved a dozen bodies of women buried under tons of mud from a landslide that crashed onto an unauthorized gold mining operation on Indonesia’s Sumatra island, police said Friday. About 14 women were looking for gold grains Thursday in a pit...

Search and rescue efforts bolstered in Philippine disaster

Apr. 13, 2022 00:22 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — As search and rescue efforts increased with the arrival of equipment, the death toll has risen to at least 56, with 28 others missing, after a summer tropical depression that unleashed days of pounding rain caused landslides and floods in the central and southern...

Death toll from Philippine landslides, floods rises to 43

Apr. 12, 2022 20:39 PM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The death toll from landslides and floods that hit the central and southern Philippines after a summer tropical depression unleashed days of pounding rain has risen to at least 43, with 28 others missing, officials said Tuesday. More than 100 villagers...

Flooding, landslides kill at least 25 people in Philippines

Apr. 12, 2022 08:21 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Heavy rains caused by a summer tropical depression killed at least 25 people in the central and southern Philippines, mostly due to landslides, officials said Monday. Twenty-two villagers died in landslides in four villages in Baybay city in central Leyte...

Landslide hits British family in Australia, 2 dead, 2 hurt

Apr. 05, 2022 07:55 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — A British family of five was caught in a landslide while walking in Australia's Blue Mountains, and the father and 9-year-old son died. The mother and a teenage son were critically injured. The landslide on a walking path at Wentworth Pass, a popular tourist...

Rockslide kills at least 10 in Oman's mountainous northwest

Mar. 31, 2022 09:36 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A rockslide that sent giant slabs of stone cascading into a quarry in the northwest of Oman earlier this week has killed at least 10 people, rescue services said on Thursday. Oman’s Ambulance Authority reported that rescuers were still searching...

Five die in landslide in Rio area, one month after disaster

Mar. 21, 2022 13:12 PM EDT

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — A little over a month after landslides and flooding killed more than 200 people in a mountainous region of Rio de Janeiro, heavy rains have again fallen in the area, killing at least five people. Four others are missing after the Sunday rains in Petropolis,...

Oso, Washington, landslide memorial construction to start

Mar. 19, 2022 10:14 AM EDT

OSO, Wash. (AP) — Families of Oso mudslide victims describe their visions for a memorial in the following ways: “A beautiful place.” “For my brother’s legacy.” “I want their stories to be told.” And now, a permanent tribute...