17 June 2008
Just a quick post to highlight some of the more notable recent fatal landslides as we move into the Asian rainy season:
07th June 2008: Castle Peak, Hong Kong: A man and woman were killed in Hong Kong on Saturday when severe rainstorms caused a landslide that crushed the hillside hut they were living in (Reuters image below):
07th June 2008: Wangkha, Bhutan: Fourteen Indian labourers working on a hydropower project in Bhutan were killed when a boulder fell on their truck. (Very pleasing graphic from Kuensel Online below to illustrate the event:)
14th June 2008: A Mw=6.8 earthquake triggered landslides that killed at least 12 people (Reuters image below of the Inn at Komanoyu hot springs hotel in Kurihara that was hit by a landslide. Seven people were killed here).
14th June 2008: Heavy rainfall in Arunachal Pradesh has triggered landslides in and around the town of Itanagar that have killed about 20 people.