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17 February 2020
A significant landslide occurred at Tylorstown in South Wales yesterday. There are indications that this occurred at the site of a coal waste spoil tip.
15 July 2019
At the end of last week, Godre’r Graig Primary School, near Pontardawe in South Wales, was temporarily closed due to the risks of a spoil tip landslide
26 February 2017
On Friday an enormous landslide occurred in mine waste from the Kakanj coal mine in Bosnia, causing the evacuation of over 150 people.
18 October 2016
The tribunal into the Aberfan disaster robustly criticised the National Coal Board for their failure to learn from a number of previous significant landslides in spoil heaps, including some at Aberfan itself
16 December 2015
This has been a terrible year for Burma jade mine landslides, with over 300 deaths. The cause is probably an increase in mining activity this year.
24 November 2015
The Burma jade mine landslide disaster on Friday was a massive flowslide that is now known to have killed over 110 people. The final toll may be about 200 people, most of them poor miners living in an unofficial settlement.