Latest Landslides and mudslides News

Police: Mudslide in Pakistani-administered Kashmir kills 7

Aug. 18, 2019 3:30 AM EDT

MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani police say a mudslide after heavy rains killed seven members of a single family, including five children, in Pakistani-administered Kashmir. Police official Raja Zulqarnain said on Sunday that the seven died when their house collapsed the previous day in the village...

Bodies found at site of China rockslide with 17 missing

Aug. 18, 2019 2:31 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Teams have begun recovering bodies at a railway repair site in southwestern China where 17 workers were buried by rocks. The official Xinhua News Agency said Sunday that four bodies had been retrieved from the section of the Chengu-Kunming railway in Sichuan province's Ganluo county where...

Crews reopen Denali park road; stranded tourists leave

Aug. 17, 2019 10:14 PM EDT

DENALI NATIONAL PARK, Alaska (AP) — Road crews have cleared one lane in Alaska's Denali National Park and Preserve, and buses returned about 300 stranded tourists to the park entrance safely. The tourists became stranded Friday after heavy rains triggered mudslides and caused excess water from a culvert to...

The Latest: Denali National Park plans to fully reopen road

Aug. 17, 2019 10:09 PM EDT

DENALI NATIONAL PARK, Alaska (AP) — The Latest on transportation problems in Alaska's Denali National Park (all times local): 7:10 p.m. The road that goes through Denali National Park and Preserve will be fully open at 5 a.m. Sunday. The park's superintendent says in a statement that crews spent Saturday...

Landslide database to shape Arizona I-17 expansion project

Aug. 16, 2019 1:09 AM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona officials say the first statewide landslide database is expected to shape an expansion project for Interstate 17 north of Phoenix, a report said. The Arizona Geological Survey will work with the state Department of Transportation to map out the landslide risk around the...

Survivors retell the story of Quake Lake 60 years later

Aug. 14, 2019 12:13 PM EDT

EARTHQUAKE LAKE, Mont. (AP) — Anita Painter Thon remembers the dinner she ate the night everything changed. She and her twin sister — they'd just turned 12 — wanted hot dogs, but they couldn't convince their parents. Instead, it was steak and potatoes, cooked over a campfire in a campground...

Girl killed when rocks fall on vehicle in Glacier park

Aug. 13, 2019 5:15 PM EDT

WEST GLACIER, Mont. (AP) — Falling rocks hit the top of a vehicle traveling on Going-to-the-Sun Road in Glacier National Park, killing a 14-year-old Utah girl and injuring her parents and two other children. Park officials say the rock slide happened at about 7 p.m. Monday near the East Tunnel on the...

Flood watch issued for Denali National Park and nearby areas

Aug. 12, 2019 11:40 AM EDT

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — Heavy rain is forecast for Denali National Park and the National Weather Service has issued has a flood watch for the area. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports the flood watch will begin at 6 a.m. Tuesday and last until noon Wednesday. National Weather Service forecaster Jim...

3 mobile homes destroyed by mudslide in Wenatchee

Aug. 12, 2019 9:05 AM EDT

WENATCHEE, Wash. (AP) — Three mobile homes were destroyed in a mudslide after a storm in Wenatchee, Washington. KOMO reports the force of the water sent a massive amount of rock and mud down the hillside Saturday night and into a development of single-wide mobile homes, nearly all the way up to the roof...

Death toll in Myanmar landslide climbs to 56

Aug. 12, 2019 2:36 AM EDT

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — The death toll in a landslide that buried more than a dozen village houses in southeastern Myanmar has climbed to 56, an official said Monday. The landslide hit a village in Paung township on Friday. Zaw Zaw Htoo, a member of parliament from Paung who arrived at the scene over the...