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6 May 2020

The Srinagar-Jammu National Highway:- India’s “killer highway”

The Srinagar-Jammu National Highway, which links Jammu and Srinagar, is known as India’s “killer highway”. This road is one of the most landslide-prone routes on Earth.

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25 November 2019

Savona: a landslide-induced bridge collapse in Italy

Yesterday, a landslide struck an elevated section of the A6 motorway on the road between Savona and Turin in Italy, causing the roadway to collapse

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3 September 2019

The tyranny of dozer road building

Two articles published in Nepali newspapers in the last few days have examined the disastrous impacts of dozer roads in mountain areas

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8 March 2019

Hooskanadan Landslide in Oregon – an update on the Highway 101 earthflow near to Brookings

Hooskanadan Landslide in Oregon – an update on the earthflow near to Brookings in Oregon that has closed Highway 101 for a week

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1 March 2019

US101 at Brookings: an interesting, disruptive landslide

On Tuesday, significant movement occurred on a large landslide in Oregon, closing the important US101 highway near to the coastal town of Brookings.

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24 October 2018

George Town: another major fatal landslide in Penang, Malaysia

On 19 October 2018 a major cut slope failure occurred on a highway construction site in Penang, Malaysia, killing 9 migrant workers at the foot of the slope

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10 September 2018

Frozen debris lobes: an interesting hazard in Alaska

Frozen debris lobes: an interesting and significant hazard for the Dalton Highway in Alaska. Parts of the road are being realigned to manage the hazard

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3 July 2018

Shimian County: a freak rockfall accident in China

On 30th June a rockfall caused a freak fatal accident in Shimian County in Sichuan Province, China. The boulder penetrated and became wedged in the cab of a coach carrying 38 people, killing the driver.

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7 February 2018

Taroko Gorge: the potential effects of the M=6.4 Hualien earthquake yesterday

The M=6.4 Hualien earthquake yesterday in Taiwan occurred close to Taroko Gorge, which provides the alignment for the Central Cross Island Highway. This is a road that is prone to landslides and rockfalls. It will be fascinating to see how the slopes performed.

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4 September 2017

Shimla: a landslide caught on video from multiple angles

On Saturday afternoon a landslide that destroyed several vehicles at Dhalli in Shimla, N. India was caught on video from multiple angles

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