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15 July 2022

Landslides triggered by exceptional rainfall in Australia

Recent heavy rainfall has triggered landslides in parts of eastern Australia, causing damage to railway lines and properties

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8 July 2022

Shifting the blame for the deadly landslide at Tupul in India

The Tupul landslide occurred at the site of a major construction project involving slope excavation, but officials are blaming poor farming methods for the failure

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5 July 2022

The Tupul landslide: understanding the site

The Tupul landslide: archive Google Earth images provide interesting clues as to the causes of the tragedy that killed at least 47 people.

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4 July 2022

Tupul: a landslide disaster in Manipur, India

On 30 June 2022 a very large landslide occurred at Tupul in Noney district of Manipur in Northern India, killing at least 42 people.

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22 November 2021

The British Columbia landslides and floods – new images of the impacts

Over the last few days new sets of images have been posted online of the enormous impact of the landslides that affected parts of British Columbia a week ago, caused by an exceptional rainfall event. 

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2 June 2021

The 1918 Getå landslide disaster in Sweden

On 1 October 1918 a train was derailed by a landslide at Getå in Sweden. The accident, and the subsequent fire, killed at least 42 people.

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9 February 2021

Southannan: a major railway landslide in Scotland

Southannan: a major railway landslide in Scotland over the weekend has blocked the line between Ardrossan and Largs

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6 March 2020

The landslide-induced TGV (high speed train) accident in France yesterday

Yesterday, a TGV (high speed train) travelling at 270 kmh struck a landslide between Strasburg and Vendenheim in the Bas-Rhin area of France, causing a serious derailment that injured 22 people.

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2 September 2019

The landslide-induced train derailment at Lock Eilt in Scotland in January 2018

On 22nd January 2018 a train was derailed by a landslide at Loch Eilt in north-west Scotland. The RAIB report explains why the landslide was not retained by a catch fence installed at the location.

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10 July 2018

Tekirdag Province, Turkey: a geotechnical failure caused a derailment, killing 24 people

On Sunday a comparatively small geotechnical failure triggered a train derailment in Turkey, killing 24. The accident serves to illustrate the need for vigilance on earthworks on the railway network.

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16 June 2017

NTSB report: train collision with a landslide in Northfield, Vermont

In the USA, the NTSB has released a report into a major derailment at Northfield in Vermont, caused by a collision with a small rockslide

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1 January 2017

Tumpat-Kuala Lipis: A landslide induced train derailment in Malaysia

Yesterday heavy rainfall triggered nine landslides on the Tumpat-Kuala Lipis railway line in Malaysia, one of which derailed a train

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21 December 2016

The Folkestone Warren landslide toe weight structure

The massive toe weight structure protecting the railway line on the Folkestone Warren rotational landslide in Kent in southern England

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9 January 2016

The Farnley Haugh landslide in Northumberland, northern England

Farnley Haugh landslide in Northumberland, northern England has caused an indefinite closure of the railway line between Carlisle and Newcastle.

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