Latest Landslides and mudslides News

Italian firefighters find 12th victim of Nov. 26 landslide

Dec. 06, 2022 12:45 PM EST

MILAN (AP) — After 11 days of digging, search teams on Tuesday recovered the final victim from the debris of an enormous landslide on the Italian resort island of Ischia, bringing the final death toll to 12. The Naples prefect identified the victim as 31-year-old Maria Teresa...

34 killed as mudslide swallows bus on highway in Colombia

Dec. 05, 2022 17:41 PM EST

BOGOTÁ, Colombia (AP) — A mudslide unleashed by torrential rain buried a bus and affected two other vehicles on a highway central Colombia, killing at least 34 people, authorities said Monday. The National Disaster Risk Management Unit said in a statement that eight children were...

Crews clean up landslide on closed highway east of Astoria

Dec. 01, 2022 17:12 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Crews are working to clear debris from a landslide that has closed part of a highway near Astoria in northwestern Oregon. The Oregon Department of Transportation said it has removed a commercial truck that was caught in the rubble but that it still needs to be...

Death toll in landslide on Italian resort island hits 11

Dec. 01, 2022 12:25 PM EST

MILAN (AP) — Search teams on Thursday recovered three more bodies buried under mud and debris from a weekend landslide on the Italian resort island of Ischia, raising the death toll to 11. One person remains missing. The Naples prefect identified one of the victims as the father...

Firefighters: At least 30 engulfed by Brazil landslide

Nov. 30, 2022 15:44 PM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Firefighters in the Brazilian state of Parana worked tirelessly Wednesday to find about 30 people thought to have been engulfed in a landslide that hit a coastal highway. Two people have been found dead and six were rescued alive since the landslide on Monday,...

Survivor of deadly Ischia landslide describes huge roar

Nov. 29, 2022 09:59 AM EST

MILAN (AP) — A survivor of a weekend landslide that killed eight people and left four missing on the Italian resort island of Ischia described Tuesday the horror of awakening to a “thunderous roar” as the mass of loosened earth approached. Firefighters dug out buried homes...

Spotlight on illegal buildings as Ischia death toll now at 8

Nov. 28, 2022 12:19 PM EST

MILAN (AP) — The Italian resort island of Ischia has a long history of natural disasters, but experts say this weekend’s landslide that has killed eight people and left five missing was exacerbated by a combination of climate change and often-illegal excessive development. Search...

Landslide kills at least 14 at funeral in Cameroon's capital

Nov. 27, 2022 16:39 PM EST

YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — A landslide during a funeral ceremony in Cameroon's capital on Sunday has left at least 14 people dead, the regional governor said. Dozens of others were missing as rescue crews dug through the rubble with flashlights. Centre Regional Gov. Naseri Paul Bea...

Newborn among 7 dead in landslide on Italy's Ischia island

Nov. 27, 2022 15:00 PM EST

MILAN (AP) — Search teams have recovered seven dead, including a 3-week-old infant and a pair of young siblings, buried in mud and debris that hurtled down a mountainside and through a densely populated port city on the resort island of Ischia, officials said Sunday. The Naples...

1 dead, up to 12 missing in landslide on Italian island

Nov. 26, 2022 14:23 PM EST

MILAN (AP) — Heavy rainfall triggered a massive landslide early Saturday on the southern Italian resort island of Ischia that destroyed buildings and swept parked cars into the sea, leaving at least one person dead and up to 12 missing. The body of a woman was pulled from the mud,...