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1 May 2020

Dona Juana: a large garbage landslide in Bogota

A large (c.60,000 cubic metre) and spectacular garbage landslide occurred at the Dona Juana landfill site in Bogota, Colombia on 28 April 2020.

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17 April 2017

The Meethotamulla garbage dump landslide: an avoidable tragedy?

As the death toll from the Meethotamulla garbage dump landslide goes up, there is increasing evidence that many concerns have raised about the site

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16 April 2017

The Meethotamulla garbage dump disaster in Sri Lanka

The Meethotamulla garbage dump in Colombo, Sri Lanka is now known to have killed at least 26 people. Images suggest this was a disaster waiting to happen.

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16 April 2015

Review of a paper:- The 2005 waste landslide at the Leuwigajah dumpsite in Indonesia

In a recent open access paper, Lavigne et al (2005) have investigated a catastrophic landslide at the Leuwigajah dumpsite Indonesia, which killed 143 people

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31 August 2011

Garbage dump landslide in the Philippines

Images of a remarkable garbage dump landslide in the Philippines earlier this week, triggered by typhoon Nanmadol.

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9 April 2010

The location of the Morro do Bumba landslide in Niteroi, Brazil

Thanks to a video posted on the BBC website, I have managed to locate the Niteroi landslide, which is a garbage dump slide that is believed to have killed over 200 people.  The slide is at the following coordinates:  22.893° S, -43.085°W On a Google Earth image this area looks like this:  A zoomed in view looks like this (the crown of the landslide is at the bottom of the …

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8 April 2010

Stop Press: Over 200 people buried in last night's landslide in Niteroi, Brazil?

AP is reporting that over 200 people have been buried in last night’s landslide in Niteroi, Brazil: “A top Rio de Janeiro state security official says at least 200 people have been buried in the latest landslide to hit the area. Civil Defense subsecretary Pedro Machado tells Globo television that the slide plowed into a slum in the city of Niteroi. Machado said Thursday that anyone there at the time …

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Stop Press: Over 200 people buried in last night’s landslide in Niteroi, Brazil?

AP is reporting that over 200 people have been buried in last night’s landslide in Niteroi, Brazil: “A top Rio de Janeiro state security official says at least 200 people have been buried in the latest landslide to hit the area. Civil Defense subsecretary Pedro Machado tells Globo television that the slide plowed into a slum in the city of Niteroi. Machado said Thursday that anyone there at the time …

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22 June 2008

Garbage dump landslides

News today of a garbage dump landslide in Guatemala City on Friday that is believed to have killed at least 50 people (Fig. 1) has set me thinking of the hazards of these types of mass movements . The slide in Guatemala appears to be fairly typical of these events – a large number of very poor people who were scavenging for recoverable items in a dump that was known …

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