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The Southern Leyte Mudslide (2006) Options
Daemon
Posted: Monday, February 17, 2014 12:00:00 AM
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The Southern Leyte Mudslide (2006)

After 10 days of heavy rains and a minor earthquake, a cliff face in the Southern Leyte province of the Philippines collapsed, initiating the world's deadliest single landslide in nearly two decades. More than 1,100 people were killed when a torrent of rocks, mud, and debris buried the village of Guinsaugon. The international community quickly came to the aid of the island nation, but difficult conditions hampered the relief effort. What do some believe also contributed to the deadly landslide? More...
curmudgeonine
Posted: Monday, February 17, 2014 9:04:33 AM

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There seem to be so many disasters in the Phillippines. Due to its situation on fault lines? Its situation in the ocean? Bad mojo
Gustavo de S Consoni
Posted: Monday, February 17, 2014 12:59:33 PM

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January, 2011: A series of floods and mudslides took place in several towns of the Mountainous Region in the Brazilian state of Rio de Janeiro. Casualties occurred in the cities of Nova Friburgo, Teresópolis, Petrópolis, Sumidouro and São José do Vale do Rio Preto. At least 903 deaths. The worst weather-related natural disaster in Brazilian history!
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