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5 November 2017

George Town: another serious landslide in Penang

Overnight, heavy rainfall has triggered a major rotational landslide at a newly-constructed engineered slope in George Town, Penang in Malaysia

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24 October 2017

The Tanjung Bungah landslide: a very challenging site

A drone image of the site of the Tanjung Bungah landslide taken in June 2017 suggests that it was a very challenging site for development

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23 October 2017

Tanjung Bungah: a major construction site landslide in Malaysia that killed 11 people

On Saturday a major landslide on a large cut slope at a construction site in Tanjung Bungah in Penang, Malaysia killed eleven workers

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17 October 2017

The Bellavista heap leach gold mine landslide in 2007

In October 2007 a 35 million cubic metre landslide closed the Bellavista heap leach gold mine in Costa Rica, with resulting costs of over $100 million

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16 October 2017

Phu Cuong commune: a major landslide has killed 18 people in Vietnam

A major landslide at Phu Cuong commune in Vietnam has killed 18 people. Images suggest that this was the collapse of a large overhang at a waterfall

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29 September 2017

Rize, Turkey – an extreme rainfall event yesterday triggered landslides and flash floods

The Rize area of Turkey experienced heavy rainfall yesterday, triggering fatal landslides and flash floods, some of which were caught on video

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1 September 2017

Stunning, unbelievable, high resolution footage of the Zhangjiawan rockslide

Extraordinary high resolution video footage has been posted on Liveleak showing the initiation of the Zhangjiawan rockslide in China on Monday

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22 August 2017

The Zuta Village landslide: another example of a high mobility slide

In July the Zuta Village landslide in Hunan Province, China killed nine people. This was another spectacular example of a high mobility landslide

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21 August 2017

Regent landslide in Sierra Leone: the causes of the disaster

New images show that the Regent landslide in Sierra Leone was large translational slide that morphed into a channelised debris flow.

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18 August 2017

A tale of two major slides: understanding the Regent and Kotrupi / Kotropi landslides

Further details are now emerging about the Kotropi and Regent landslides, which have killed hundreds of people in India and Sierra Leone this week

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