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July 9, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
A landslide at a construction site in central China buried migrant workers sleeping in a tent, killing 11 of them. Only one worker survived the landslide, the New China News Agency said. The workers were building a pumping station for the Jianshan iron mine, 70 miles outside Taiyuan, the capital of Shanxi province. An elevated stretch of land near the construction site collapsed, causing the landslide, the report said. It provided no other details.
April 24, 2005 | From Times wire services
The owners of a hilltop Mission Viejo home sued the owners of three houses below, claiming lack of proper slope maintenance caused a January landslide that significantly damaged all four properties. Stephen and Suzanne Schade claimed in the Orange County Superior Court lawsuit that the defendants "failed to properly maintain the slope providing lateral support to the Schade property" on Encorvado Lane. The suit doesn't specify what the defendants failed to do. On Jan.
March 4, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A demolition crew today is scheduled to knock down the remains of an Anaheim Hills home that was severely damaged last month by a slow-moving landslide, which also threatened two other hillside homes. Anaheim officials made the decision Thursday after city-hired geologists warned them that the unfinished structure's northernmost wall could collapse onto a neighboring home. The property in danger is at 349 Ramsgate Drive.
November 30, 2003 | From Times Staff Reports
A sliding hillside slammed into a Hollywood Hills home Saturday, forcing the house from its foundation and prompting the evacuation of four homes, authorities said. Fire officials received a call at 1:04 p.m. from a man in the 1500 block of Marlay Drive, reporting a loud sound. "Suddenly, his home was thrown three to 12 inches off its footing," Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey said. The man escaped injury.
October 30, 1997
Caltrans finished removing a potential landslide Wednesday that might have blocked Pacific Coast Highway during the predicted El Nino storms this winter. A southbound lane of Chautauqua Boulevard, which had been closed to allow dirt removal, will reopen today, and Caltrans will install drainage pipes and landscape the area over the coming weeks, said Caltrans senior construction engineer Scott McKenzie. Originally due to be completed by mid-November, the project is running ahead of schedule.
July 4, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
MICRONESIA * At least 39 people were killed when landslides caused by powerful Typhoon Chataan destroyed houses on the island of Chuuk in Micronesia, an official said. Ten people were missing and about 100 injured in landslides Monday and Tuesday, prompting the governor to declare a state of emergency, Chuuk public affairs director Gideon Kikku said from the island's capital, Weno. About 1,500 houses were damaged in the landslides and 5-foot-deep floods unleashed by the typhoon.
May 19, 2003 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Flash floods and landslides killed 141 people in Sri Lanka, and forecasters warned more rain was on the way, state media reported. About 150,000 people who fled their homes are being housed in temples, schools and public buildings, officials said. The area worst affected was the Ratnapura district, southeast of the capital. Officials said among the dead were 47 people buried when a landslide wiped out a village.
August 10, 2002 | From Times Wire Services
Massive landslides and flooding have killed 70 people in south-central China's Hunan province and caused hundreds of millions of dollars in damage, the official New China News Agency reported. The landslides and flooding caused by heavy rainfall affected the cities of Chenzhou, Hengyang, Yongzhou and Zhuzhou, which have a combined population of 3.5 million, the agency said. Property losses were estimated to be more than $240 million.
March 18, 1995 | LESLIE EARNEST
Recent rains have prompted a rash of landslides throughout the city, most of them on private property, officials said. "I've been here five or six years and I don't recall seeing quite so many of them at one time," building official John Gustafson said. "Every time it rains, we get a few more." As a result of storms since January, more than a dozen hillsides need to be repaired, Gustafson said, and individual property owners must pay for the work.
March 12, 1996 | LESLIE EARNEST
A small landslide sent dirt and rocks cascading onto Coast Highway just north of Laguna Beach early Monday, backing up traffic for 1 1/2 miles and causing the California Highway Patrol to issue a SigAlert. California Department of Transportation spokeswoman Pam Gorniak said the slippage was caused by a landslide that pushed about 100 cubic yards of dirt, rocks and a concrete barrier down the hillside near Crystal Cove State Park.
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