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4 killed in SW China landslide

Rescuers work at the site of landslide in Fenshui Town of Xuyong County, southwest China's Sichuan Province, Dec. 9, 2018.
© Xinhua/Su Zhongguo
Rescuers work at the site of landslide in Fenshui Town of Xuyong County, southwest China's Sichuan Province, Dec. 9, 2018.
Four people were killed after a landslide hit a county in southwest China's Sichuan Province Sunday afternoon.

The landslide toppled a number of residential houses in Fenshui Town in Xuyong County in the city of Luzhou around 4:20 p.m. on Sunday, leaving 11 people buried and one missing.

As of 1 p.m. Monday, the 11 people had all been pulled from the debris and four of them were confirmed dead. Among the four deaths, one was found dead at the site while three others died in hospitals after emergency treatment failed, according to the local government.

The seven injured are being treated in local hospitals.


Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: Interview with Laura Knight-Jadczyk and Pierre Lescaudron

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Laura Knight-Jadczyk and Pierre Lescaudron editors at SOTT Media and authors of "Earth Changes and the Human Cosmic Connection: The Secret History of the World" with ADAPT 2030 (David DuByne) compare what they see in the news as distraction for increasing food prices and societal changes as our Earth shifts to a cooler climate as the Eddy Grand Solar Minimum intensifies, a 400-year cycle in our Sun which will affect crop production, the economy and everyone on our planet. This is a timeline for what you can expect from now to 2030 as the frequency from our Sun changes.

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Landslide buries four people in East Java's Pacitan district after torrential rain

Four members of a family in Sidomulyo Village, Kebonagung Sub-district, Pacitan District, East Java Province, are reportedly still trapped under the rubble of a landslide that crushed their house on Friday evening, local residents stated.

Rescue workers comprising members of the local military and police personnel as well as the Pacitan Disaster Mitigation Agency attempted to find the victims on Saturday morning, but they halted the rescue efforts due to the dangers posed by unstable landslide materials.

According to Chief of the Pacitan District Military Command Lt Col Aristoteles Hengkeng Nusa Lawitang, the four missing people were identified as Mesgiman and his wife Sogirah, Inem, and Bogiyem, Mesgiman's parent-in-law.

The victims were at home when the cliff behind their house suddenly collapsed and buried almost all parts of the building.

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5 killed as landslide strikes Indonesia's Bali after heavy downpour

The process of evacuating victims of landslide
© Tribun Bali / Busrah Hisyam Ardans
The process of evacuating victims of landslides in Banjar Sasih, Sukawati Subdistrict, Gianyar, Bali
Five people were killed as landslides struck Bali resort island of Indonesia on Saturday, a senior disaster agency official said.

The natural disaster took place at Batubulan village of Gianyar district, said Nyoman Sanjaya, senior official of disaster management and mitigation agency in Bali.

"One of the corpses has been identified and recovered. Still, the others four remain being buried under the rubble of a house which was destroyed by the landslide," he told Xinhua over phone from Bali.

Heavy downpours were blamed for the natural disaster, said Sanjaya.

Search for the the missing is underway, he added.

Indonesia has been frequently stricken by landslide, floods and flash floods during heavy rains.

Cloud Precipitation

Record rainfall causes severe flooding in Maldives capital

Maldives flooding
More than 100 homes needed assistance and two families were evacuated Wednesday as a torrential downpour flooded the streets of the capital.

The 223.5 millimetres of rain from 8am to 8pm was a record for the capital island, according to the Maldives Meteorological Services.

The previous record was 200 millimetres on December 11, 1998. The national record was 228.4 millimetres on the southernmost island of Gan on November 24, 2015.

The record rainfall in Malé caused flooding as many roads were inundated with up to two feet of water.

Soldiers and police officers were deployed to set up sandbags and operate pump stations. Volunteers from the local Red Crescent as well as scouts and girl guides joined the relief efforts along with staff from the city council and other offices.

Floodwaters caused damages in 117 homes and the National Disaster Management Centre helped relocate 20 people from two residences. Food and accommodation were arranged for the 11 adults and nine children at the Beehive Hotel.

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At least 4 killed in Cyprus flooding

Divers search a swollen river in Kyrenia
© REUTERS/Yiannis Kourtoglou
Divers search a swollen river in Kyrenia, north Cyprus, December 6, 2018.
At least four people were killed in flooding in northern Cyprus as hail and rain hammered the island, Turkish Cypriot media reported on Thursday.

The victims died when their car was swept away during heavy rain late on Wednesday, media reported. Cyprus residents have reported virtually uninterrupted rain since early Tuesday, with some saying it was the heaviest in memory.

Flash flooding from an isolated downpour is not uncommon on the island, but sustained floods are rare. Further bad weather was expected on Thursday, with the met office issuing a severe alert warning for the next 24 hours.

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Heavy rain, floods and hailstorm hit San Luis, Argentina

Huge amount of hail and flash floods hit San Luis, Argentina on Nov 29th.

Fall of trees, flooding of streets, downed posts, overflowing sewer covers and fallen branches is the situation left by the storm.

Bizarro Earth

'Sarlacc's Pit'- Newly discovered cave in B.C. might be largest ever found in Canada

'Sarlacc's Pit'
© Catherine Hickson/Tuya Terra Geo Corp.
A newly discovered cave in a remote valley in British Columbia's Wells Gray Provincial Park just might be the country's largest such feature. The entrance to the cave, nicknamed 'Sarlacc's Pit' by the helicopter crew who discovered it, is seen in an undated handout photo.
A newly discovered cave in a remote valley in British Columbia might be the country's largest.

The feature, in the northeastern area of Wells Gray Provincial Park, was spotted by a helicopter crew from the province's Ministry of Environment and Climate Change in March while they were conducting a caribou census.

Geologist Catherine Hickson, who first went to the cave in September, said the discovery promises a dramatic new chapter in the story of Canadian cave exploration.

"It was absolutely amazing,'' she said. "I immediately recognized that this was very significant.''

Before making the trip, Hickson and fellow researchers, including cave expert John Pollack, spent months studying satellite imagery and rocks in the area, she said.

The entrance pit to the cave is about 100 metres long and 60 metres wide. While its depth is hard to measure because of the mist from a waterfall, initial examinations show it is at least 135 metres deep.

"It's about the size of a soccer field,'' Hickson said. "So, if you think of a soccer field and you put that soccer field on its end so you have this pit going down. Think about this giant circular or oval hole that just goes down and down and down. It is truly amazing.''

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Flash flood hits Indonesian city of Semarang

A rainstorm brought flash flooding to parts of the Indonesian city of Semarang, in Central Java province, on Monday, December 3.

Traffic in the city was subsequently disrupted due to flash flooding and trees were knocked down by heavy winds.

Motorists on the Pantura Route, which connects Semarang and other northern coastal cities on Java island, also reported traffic chaos.

This footage, shared on December 3, shows the West Flood Canal in Semarang almost bursting its banks after flash flooding hit the city.

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Landslide triggered by heavy rain kills at least 3 in Quindío Department, Colombia

Landslide in Calarcá, Quindío, Colombia, 01 December, 2018.
Landslide in Calarcá, Quindío, Colombia, 01 December, 2018.
At least 3 people have died and several are still missing after heavy rain trigged a landslide in Quindío department, western Colombia.

The landslide occurred at the educational institution San Rafael in Calarcá, Quindío, early on 01 December, 2018.

Colombia's National Unit for Disaster Risk Management (UNGRD) said that search operations are ongoing. It is believed that 2 children are still missing in the landslide.

UNGRD said that heavy rain has continued to fall in the region over the last few days and teams have attended numerous emergencies caused by landslides across Quindío. UNGRD said that as many as 50 landslides have been reported throughout the department, mainly in the municipalities of Génova, Buenavista, Córdoba, Pijao, Salento, Calarcá and Circasia.