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6 November 2020

Hurricane Eta: dozens killed by landslides in Central America

Hurricane Eta: news reports indicate that dozens of people have been killed by landslides in Central America, with at least 50 deaths in Guatemala alone


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4 December 2009

Landslides along the Panama Canal

The Panama Canal is truly one of the engineering wonders of the 20th Century. This 80 km long waterway was completed in 1914, cutting 13,000 km on the sea route between New York and San Francisco. However, the fearsome cost of the canal in human lives is jaw-dropping – it is estimated that 27,500 people lost their lives during construction, primarily as a result of malaria. However, it is less …


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