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Landsliding in Abbottabad kills three of a family

ABBOTTABAD: At least three people lost their lives after land sliding in Abbottabad, ARY News reported on Tuesday. According to police, those killed include a mother and her two sons. The incident took place when heavy boulders fell on a house in village Kehal in suburbs of Abbottabad. In another such deadly incident a week ago, eight people were killed in land sliding at Karakoram Highway in Dasu area of Upper Kohistan District. The rescue teams retrieved bodies from under debris using heavy machinery and moved…

Congo landslide death toll likely to rise over 200: Ituri vice governor

DAKAR: A landslide in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo likely killed more than 200 people, based on estimates from the number of households submerged, the vice governor of affected Ituri province said on Friday. The landslide struck the village of Tora, on the shores of Lake Albert, a seismically active zone in the western Rift Valley, on Thursday. "There are many people submerged whom we were unable to save," Pacifique Keta, the vice governor of Ituri province, where Tora lies, told Reuters by telephone. "The rescue…

Karachi: Five people die in Baldia Town landslide

KARACHI: At least five people of a family died and four others were injured when a house in Gulshan-e-Gazi area of Baldia Town here was hit by landslide on Thursday morning, ARY News reported. Five members of a family died in the hapless incident. Zameer Gul, head of the family, along with his wife, two daughters died after being trapped under the boulders of the landslide. The incident took place in the wee hours of Thursday morning. The workers of emergency agencies were engaged in rescue operation. The rescue…