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Hope fades in Norway landslide that left 7 dead; 3 missing

Hope fades in Norway landslide that left 7 dead; 3 missing

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Norwegian officials are insisting that there's “still hope” of finding survivors in air pockets five days after a landslide killed at least seven people as it carried away homes in a village near the capitalByThe Associated PressJanuary 4, 2021, 10:11 AM• 2 min readCOPENHAGEN, Denmark -- Norwegian officials insisted Monday that there was “still hope” in finding survivors in air pockets five days after a landslide killed at least seven people as it carried away homes in a village north of the capital. Three people are still missing.Police spokesman Roger Pettersen said search efforts in the landslide-hit village of Ask, 25 kilometers (16 miles) northeast of Oslo, are still considered “a rescue operation.” But only bodies have been found in the last few days.The region's below-freezing tempe...
Ruling party sweeps to landslide victory in South Korean elections

Ruling party sweeps to landslide victory in South Korean elections

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SEOUL, April 16 (UPI) -- South Korea's ruling Democratic Party won a landslide victory in parliamentary elections held on Wednesday, a result which reflects the government's handling of the COVID-19 pandemic and leaves it poised to implement its agenda moving forward. The liberal Democratic Party, along with its affiliated Platform Party, is estimated to have won 180 seats in the 300-seat National Assembly, South Korea's legislative body, according to the National Election Commission. The victory marks the largest number of seats any party has won since direct elections were first held in 1987. The main opposition United Future Party and its affiliated party are estimated to have picked up 103 seats. President Moon Jae-in said that he felt a "heavy responsibility" from the election resul...
15 killed after landslide collapses wall at wedding in Peru

15 killed after landslide collapses wall at wedding in Peru

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Jan. 27 (UPI) -- At least 15 people were killed when a landslide caused a wall to collapse at a wedding in Peru on Sunday, officials said. Peru's National Institute of Civil Defense, or INDECI, confirmed that 15 people were killed and 29 were injured when the wall collapsed at the Alhambra Hotel in the city of Abancay. Head of INDECI, Jorge Chávez, said about 100 guests were present at the hotel at the time of the landslide on Sunday and about 50 people were close to one of the walls that collapsed, the BBC reported. Abancay Mayor Guido Chahuaylla said efforts were made to ensure that rescuers were able to reach those trapped and the injured were transported to a local hospital. INDECI also announced Sunday that crews had removed the wreckage of a bus crash that killed 10 people on...
China landslide leaves at least 140 missing in Sichuan

China landslide leaves at least 140 missing in Sichuan

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Media playback is unsupported on your deviceMore than 140 people are feared buried in a landslide in Sichuan province in south-western China, state media say.About 40 homes were destroyed in Xinmo village in Maoxian county, after the side of a mountain collapsed at about 06:00 local time (22:00 GMT Friday).Rescue teams are frantically searching for survivors trapped beneath rocks.Pictures posted by the People's Daily newspaper show bulldozers moving earth and large boulders as the rescue effort continues.A couple and a baby were rescued and taken to hospital after teams of workers used ropes to move large rocks while dozens of others searched the rubble, AFP news agency reports, citing local authorities.The landslide blocked a two-kilometre (1.2-mile) stretch of a river, Xinhua news agency...