Latest Landslides and mudslides News

2 children were killed when a hillside collapsed along a Northern California river

Feb. 23, 2024 16:50 PM EST

SHASTA LAKE, Calif. (AP) — Two children were killed when a hillside collapsed along a river in Northern California, which has been hit by a series of winter storms. The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement that the two victims were caught in the debris and fell down...

8 people die in Brazil's Rio de Janeiro state as heavy rains cause landslides and floods

Feb. 22, 2024 19:43 PM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — At least eight people died in Rio de Janeiro state due to landslides and floods caused by heavy rains Thursday, Brazilian authorities said. A 6-year-old was listed as missing in the countryside city of Mendes. Four of the dead, including an 8-month-old, were...

Landslide in eastern Afghanistan leaves at least 5 people dead and 25 missing, Taliban official says

Feb. 19, 2024 22:24 PM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A landslide triggered by heavy rain and snowfall buried more than two dozen houses in eastern Afghanistan, killing at least five people and leaving more than 20 others missing, a provincial official said Monday. The landslide Sunday night destroyed or damaged more...

Massive landslide on coastal bluff leaves Southern California mansion on the edge of a cliff

Feb. 14, 2024 16:06 PM EST

DANA POINT, Calif. (AP) — A massive landslide on a coastal bluff has left a Southern California mansion on the edge of a cliff, but authorities have determined that the ocean-view home and neighboring residences are not in immediate danger. The slide occurred last week in the city...

Turkey detains 4 as part of a probe into a gold mine landslide that left at least 9 missing

Feb. 14, 2024 11:15 AM EST

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Authorities on Wednesday detained four people in connection with a massive landslide that engulfed a gold mine in eastern Turkey, leaving at least nine workers missing, Turkish state media reported. The landslide struck the Anagold Madencilik company's Copler...

9 gold mine workers are missing in Turkey after a landslide that carries environmental risks

Feb. 13, 2024 20:09 PM EST

ISTANBUL (AP) — A huge landslide hit a gold mine in eastern Turkey on Tuesday, trapping at least nine workers underground, officials said. The landslide at the Copler mine happened at 2:30 p.m. near the town of Ilic in Turkey's mountainous Erzincan province. Footage seemingly shot...

54 people are confirmed dead in a landslide that buried a gold-mining village in south Philippines

Feb. 11, 2024 10:48 AM EST

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The death toll from a massive landslide that hit a gold-mining village in the southern Philippines has risen to 54 with 63 people still missing, authorities said Sunday. The landslide hit the mountain village of Masara in Davao de Oro province on Tuesday...

Southern Californians recount harrowing mudslides during deadly record-breaking storm

Feb. 08, 2024 00:00 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jesus Barron answered his wife's panicked phone call warning him that a mudslide was smashing into their bedroom in the hills of eastern Los Angeles County. Then, the line went dead. "She called me and told me the mountain was coming down,” he recalled...

Record rainfall, triple-digit winds, hundreds of mudslides. Here's California's storm by the numbers

Feb. 07, 2024 19:37 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The slow-moving atmospheric river that was finally moving out of California on Wednesday unleashed record rainfall, triple-digit winds and hundreds of mudslides. Here is the historic storm by the numbers: ___ DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES ...

A landslide hits a village in the southern Philippines, leaving 7 dead and 48 missing

Feb. 07, 2024 08:13 AM EST

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A landslide in the southern Philippines left at least seven villagers dead and 48 others missing, including miners waiting in buses for a ride home, officials said Wednesday. Army troops, police and volunteers rescued 31 residents who were injured when...