Free Newsletters - Space News - Defense Alert - Environment Report - Energy Monitor
. Earth Science News .




DISASTER MANAGEMENT
Nepal landslide toll climbs to 23, scores still missing
by Staff Writers
Kathmandu (AFP) Aug 04, 2014


Rescuers on Monday discovered 14 more bodies buried under tonnes of mud and trees following a massive landslide in northeast Nepal that is feared to have killed at least 150 people.

Twenty-three victims, including six children, have so far been pulled from the landslide which smashed onto hamlets along a river in Sindhupalchok district before dawn on Saturday following heavy monsoon rains, an official said.

"The death toll has now reached 23, that includes 13 women, two men, six children and two bodies we have not been able to identify," regional police chief Subodh Ghimire told AFP.

More than 100 police and soldiers, using bulldozers and excavators, were digging through mud and rocks to recover the bodies of around 130 residents of the hamlets, who remain crushed underneath.

"We expect to find many more bodies today as we continue our search of the affected area," said Ghimire from badly-hit Jure village.

Traumatised villagers kept up their anxious vigil at the landslide site, about 120 kilometres (74 miles) northeast of Kathmandu, in the hope their loved ones would be discovered by rescuers.

Kalu Tamang, a 41-year-old cook who lost eight members of his family, including his wife, mother and four children, said he was desperate "to see their faces one last time".

"I want to carry out the last rites for my family members, I am waiting for their bodies," Tamang told AFP.

As the grim search continued, India stepped up evacuation of thousands of residents from its eastern state of Bihar, amid fears the landslide would unleash flash floods downstream across the border, inundating villages.

Nepalese workers have been attempting to blast holes in landslide debris which has dammed the Sunkoshi river and created a large lake. The river runs downstream and across the border into India's Bihar as the Kosi river.

"We have evacuated more than 65,000 people but more than this number will have to be evacuated soon," Bihar disaster management official Anirudh Kumar told AFP.

"Evacuation of people is still on and the figure will go up by Monday evening," he added.

The Kosi river burst its banks in 2008 and shifted away from its normal course, engulfing swathes of Bihar and killing hundreds of people.

Scores of people die every year from flooding and landslides during Nepal's monsoon season.

Nepal's landslide came as 150 people were feared dead in India following a landslide which destroyed a village in western Maharashtra state on Wednesday. Ninety-two bodies have so far been recovered.

.


Related Links
Bringing Order To A World Of Disasters
A world of storm and tempest
When the Earth Quakes






Comment on this article via your Facebook, Yahoo, AOL, Hotmail login.

Share this article via these popular social media networks
del.icio.usdel.icio.us DiggDigg RedditReddit GoogleGoogle




Memory Foam Mattress Review
Newsletters :: SpaceDaily :: SpaceWar :: TerraDaily :: Energy Daily
XML Feeds :: Space News :: Earth News :: War News :: Solar Energy News





DISASTER MANAGEMENT
Safety questioned as China plant blast deaths rise to 71
Shanghai Aug 03, 2014
The death toll from an explosion at a Taiwan-invested car parts factory in China climbed to 71 on Sunday, state media said, as a labour rights group cast doubt on its safety measures. The blast on Saturday in a wheel hub polishing workshop at the Zhongrong Metal Products Co. in Kunshan, near Shanghai, also left 186 injured, state television said, many with severe burns and respiratory proble ... read more


DISASTER MANAGEMENT
Italy navy rescues 2,700 migrants, recovers two bodies

Nepal landslide toll climbs to 23, scores still missing

China blames safety violations as plant blast toll rises

Safety questioned as China plant blast deaths rise to 71

DISASTER MANAGEMENT
Printing the Metals of the Future

New characteristics of complex oxide surfaces revealed

Building the Foundation for Future Synthetic Biology Applications with BRICS

Collecting just the right data

DISASTER MANAGEMENT
Deep-sea octopus broods eggs longer than any known animal

Heavy Metals and Hydroelectricity

Scientists caution against exploitation of deep ocean

From Finding Nemo to minerals - what riches lie in the deep sea?

DISASTER MANAGEMENT
Antarctic ice sheet is result of CO2 decrease, not continental breakup

Huge waves measured for first time in Arctic Ocean

Reindeer herders find more giant holes in Siberia

Synchronization of North Atlantic, North Pacific preceded warming, end of ice age

DISASTER MANAGEMENT
Prehistoric dairy farming at the extremes

Once Mexico's booze of 'drunks,' mezcal earns respect

Asia agribusiness giants tie up to boost China-Australia trade

McDonald's Japan unveils 'tofu nuggets' after China meat scandal

DISASTER MANAGEMENT
At least 367 dead in southwest China quake

Sudan flood victims say help slow in coming

Bertha lashes Turks and Caicos, southern Bahamas

Four die in flash flood at Italy festival

DISASTER MANAGEMENT
US woos Africa as rivals eye economic growth

South Africa's life expectancy jumps to 61.2 years

Rwanda seeks life for army officer accused of attack plots

No US intent to engage in Africa militarily: official

DISASTER MANAGEMENT
Engineering a protein to prevent brain damage from toxic agents

OkCupid admits toying with users to find love formula

China's ageing millions look forward to bleak future

Study cracks how the brain processes emotions




The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2014 - Space Media Network. All websites are published in Australia and are solely subject to Australian law and governed by Fair Use principals for news reporting and research purposes. AFP, UPI and IANS news wire stories are copyright Agence France-Presse, United Press International and Indo-Asia News Service. ESA news reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. Advertising does not imply endorsement, agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by Space Media Network on any Web page published or hosted by Space Media Network. Privacy Statement All images and articles appearing on Space Media Network have been edited or digitally altered in some way. Any requests to remove copyright material will be acted upon in a timely and appropriate manner. Any attempt to extort money from Space Media Network will be ignored and reported to Australian Law Enforcement Agencies as a potential case of financial fraud involving the use of a telephonic carriage device or postal service.