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Vehicles stranded at the Manali-Chandigarh highway after an incident of landslide at Bandrol near Manali.

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Southern Marin Fire Department members search a crushed house in the aftermath of a mudslide that destroyed three homes on a hillside in Sausalito, California.

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A crushed house is seen in the aftermath of a mudslide that destroyed three homes on a hillside in Sausalito, California.

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Firefighter/paramedic Patrick Young with the Southern Marin Fire Department looks out over the aftermath of a mudslide that destroyed three homes on a hillside in Sausalito, California.

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Cars and a large tree are seen in a debris trail in the aftermath of a mudslide that destroyed three homes on a hillside in Sausalito, California. The National Weather Service says the atmospheric river sagged southward from Northern California overnight and is pointed at the southwestern corner of the state.

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Firefighters work to recover two bodies trapped inside a bus that was partially buried in mud during a violent storm in the Vidigal slum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio officials say torrential downpours and strong winds have killed at least five people and left a trail of destruction.

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People carry out rescue works after a massive landslide buried some vehicles near Kladha Stream in Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh.

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People look at a vehicle crushed under the debris after a massive landslide near Khalarnala in Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh.

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A mudslide trapped several vehicles along Valley of the Falls Drive in Forest Falls in San Bernardino County, California.

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A mudslide trapped several vehicles along Valley of the Falls Drive in Forest Falls in San Bernardino County, California. Forecasters say the weather system that has been raining all day on Southern California has developed instability and may produce thunderstorms. Mud and rock slides have also closed two mountain highways northeast of Los Angeles.

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Passengers and vehicles stranded on Chandigarh-Manali highway after it was closed due to landslide at Banala, near Aut.

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In this image provided by the Department of Public Works and Highways, Mountain Province District Engineering Office, rescuers dig through the earth to search for survivors after a massive landslide in Natonin township, Mountain Province in northern Philippines. A massive landslide set off by a typhoon crashed down on two government buildings in a northern Philippine mountain province, officials said.

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An earthmover clears debris from a road after a landslide triggered by incessant rains, in Shimla.

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Rescuers carry a body they recovered at the site where victims are believed to have been buried by a landslide after Typhoon Mangkhut lashed Itogon, Benguet province, northern Philippines

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Relatives watch as rescuers dig through the rubble in hope of finding survivors as rescue operations continue for the second day for the massive landslide that was set off by heavy rains and buried homes under part of a mountainside in Naga, the central Philippines.

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Rescuers head to another location as operations continue for the second day following the massive landslide that buried homes under part of a mountainside City of Naga in the central Philippines and killed more than two dozen people and listed several others as missing. Troops and police forcibly evacuated hundreds of villagers in a mountainside villages after a massive landslide killed about two dozen people and sparked fears of more deadly avalanches, a police official said.

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Rescuers remove a crushed vehicle at the site where victims are believed to be buried in a landslide set off by Typhoon Mangkhut as it lashed across Itogon, Benguet province, northern Philippines.

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Rescuers retrieve a body from the site where victims are believed to be buried in a landslide set off by Typhoon Mangkhut as it lashed across Itogon, Benguet province, northern Philippines. Dozens of people believed buried in a landslide unleashed by Typhoon Mangkhut in the Philippines probably did not survive, the mayor of Itogon said, although rescuers kept digging through mud and debris covering a chapel where they had taken shelter.

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Rescuers watch a body as its recovered where a landslide was set off by Typhoon Mangkhut as it lashed across Itogon, Benguet province, northern Philippines.

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A Filipino miner, right, joins search operations at the site where victims are believed to have been buried by a landslide triggered by Typhoon Mangkhut as it lashed across Itogon, Benguet province, northern Philippines.

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A resident stands beside toppled houses at the site where victims are believed to have been buried by a landslide after Typhoon Mangkhut lashed Itogon, Benguet province, northern Philippines.

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Rescuers retrieve a body they recovered at the site where victims are believed to have been buried by a landslide after Typhoon Mangkhut lashed Itogon, Benguet province, northern Philippines. Itogon Mayor Victorio Palangdan said that at the height of the typhoon's onslaught Saturday afternoon, dozens of people, mostly miners and their families, rushed into an old three-story building in the village of Ucab. The building, a former mining bunkhouse that had been transformed into a chapel, was obliterated when part of a mountain slope collapsed.

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An earth mover clears debris after a landslide, triggered by heavy rains, in Shimla.

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People make way through rubbles after a landslide following heavy rains in Shimla.

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Police search missing persons at the site of a landslide triggered by an earthquake in Atsuma town, Hokkaido, northern Japan.

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The desolation on the spot after the landslide

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A planter contemplates nature’s carnage where once existed a fecund patch

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Police search missing persons at the site of a landslide after an earthquake in Atsuma town, Hokkaido, northern Japan.

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This aerial photo shows houses destroyed by a landslide after an earthquake in Atsuma town, Hokkaido, northern Japan.

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This aerial photo shows the site of a landslide after an earthquake in Atsuma town, Hokkaido, northern Japan.

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This aerial photo shows the site of a landslide after an earthquake in Atsuma town, Hokkaido, northern Japan.

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A state highway in Chalakudy, mutilated by the flood

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Rescue workers search for the bodies of missing persons after a landslide, triggered by heavy rains and floods, at Nenmara in Palakkad. 10 people have reportedly died in the mishap.

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People clear debris to clear a road after flood situation following heavy monsoon rainfall, in Shimla.

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Rescue operations being carried out following a landslide, triggered by heavy rains, in Idukki, Kerala.

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Rescue operations being carried out following a landslide, triggered by heavy rains at Adimali, in Idukki, Kerala.

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People being taken to safer places following a landslide, triggered by heavy rains, in Idukki, Kerala.

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People inspect a damaged car following a landslide, triggered by heavy rains, in Idukki, Kerala.

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Fire Services personnel rescue a child following a landslide, triggered by heavy rains, in Idukki, Kerala.

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Roads and houses are engulfed in water following heavy rain and landslide in Kozhikode.

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Roads and houses are engulfed in water following heavy rain and landslide in Kozhikode.

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Water gushes out following heavy rain and landslide in Kozhikode, Kerala.

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A car is submerged as roads and houses are engulfed in water following heavy rain and landslide in Kozhikode, Kerala. Landslides triggered by heavy monsoon rains have killed more than a dozen people in southern India, cutting off road links and submerging several villages.

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Land near a house is seen washed away following a landslide, triggered by heavy rains, at Vythiri in Wayanad district of Kerala.

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People clear the debris over a vehicle after a landslide post heavy rainfall, in Shimla.

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Army personnel at the site where a boulder rolled down and hit people bathing in a waterfall in Reasi district of Jammu and Kashmir. Four people were killed and 25 injured at Siar Baba waterfall, a major attraction for holiday-makers.

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This grab made from video provided by KK Production shows rescuers carrying the body of a victim after pulling it out from the site of a mudslide in Tamenglong, in Manipur.

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Army soldiers dig at the site of a mudslide as they look for bodies of missing people in Tamenglong district, in the northeastern state of Manipur.

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A man walks past the site of a mudslide in Tamenglong district, in Manipur. A mudslide triggered by monsoon rains demolished tin-roofed homes on a hillside in northeastern state, killing at least eight children and one woman while they were sleeping, a government official said.

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A car is seen buried under debris after a landslide following heavy rain, in Shimla.

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A road leading to Rasiyabad village washed away after a cloudburst at Munsiyari in Pithoragarh district.

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Part of a road is collapsed by landslides in northern province of Lai Chau, Vietnam. Flash floods and landslides in northern Vietnam caused casualties. Weather forecasters warn of more floods and landslides in the region.

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People search for their belongings after a boundary wall collapsed during heavy rainfall, at Birubari in Guwahati.

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Rescue workers and local people engaged in rescue works at landslide seen at Kattippara in Kozhikode.

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Repair works underway National Highway No. 37 after a landslide triggered by heavy rainfall near Imphal.

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A train is stranded in debris in the 'Wilsecker Tunnel' after heavy rainfalls in Wilsecker, Germany.

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In this image made from video, mudslides from a strong storm block a main mountain road, in the Tasman District, New Zealand.

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Mercedes Lara sits with her recovered belongings as she waits to hear news about her husband who went missing after a rain-fueled landslide damaged buildings and covered streets in mud in Tiquipaya, near Cochabamba, Bolivia.

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Traffic stopped on Jammu-Srinagar national highway on second day due to a landslides at Samrolli in Jammu.

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A vehicle buried under the debris after a major landslide due to heavy rains, in Shimla.

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An earth-mover clears the debris from the road after a landslide in Almora.

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Debris of the collapsed houses after a landslide in Vikroli, Mumbai. One person was killed in the mishap.

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An excavator works on the landslide in Bondo, Graubuenden in southern Switzerland. Police in eastern Switzerland says some residents of a village pummeled by a rocky mudslide have been authorized to return home, as searchers resumed the hunt for eight missing people.

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Security forces search for bodies from the scene of heavy flooding and mudslides in Regent, just outside of Sierra Leone's capital Freetown.

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Security forces take a rest after searching for bodies from the scene of heavy flooding and mudslides in Regent, just outside of Sierra Leone's capital Freetown. The death toll from mudslides and flooding in the capital of Sierra Leone has topped 300, and the Red Cross estimates that another 600 people are still missing.

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An earth mover is buried under the debris after a landslide triggered by heavy rains at Darlaghat near Shimla.

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A view of Kailash Mansarovar road after a cloud burst at Pithoragarh district in Uttarakhand.

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People walk towards a Kailash Mansarovar road after a cloud burst at Pithoragarh district in Uttarakhand.

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People watch army soldiers and rescue workers recover bodies of landslide victims even as they try to pull out two buses that were covered in mud after a landslide triggered by heavy monsoon rain in Urla village, Himachal Pradesh state.

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Army soldiers and rescue workers recover bodies of landslide victims even as they try to pull out two buses that were covered in mud after a landslide triggered by heavy monsoon rain in Urla village, Himachal Pradesh state.

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Army soldiers and rescue workers search for bodies of landslide victims even as they try to pull out two buses that were covered in mud after a landslide triggered by heavy monsoon rain in Urla village, Himachal Pradesh state. The landslide that occurred early Sunday buried part of a highway, trapping two buses and at least three cars.

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Rescue and relief works being carried out after two buses and some other vehicles were swept away by a massive landslide at Kotrupi in Mandi district on Saturday night.

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A damaged temple after landslide in Chandranagar in Rudraprayag.

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A man looks at the high tension transmission tower which got uprooted following heavy rainfall and landslide, in Udhampur, near Jammu.

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The damaged road at Gangnani due to heavy rains in Uttarkashi district.

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Trucks stranded on the Srinagar-Jammu National Highway that was temporarily closed due to multiple landslides at Mehar, in Udhampur.

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A view of stranded trucks on Jammu Kashmir National highway after roads are temporarily closed on due to landslides in Jammu.

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Rescue work in progress after eight houses were buried under the debris caused by a massive landslide at Laptap village under Toru Circle of Papum Pare district in Arunachal Pradesh.

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Rescue work in progress after eight houses were buried under the debris caused by a massive landslide at Laptap village under Toru Circle of Papum Pare district in Arunachal Pradesh.

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Restoration work in progress after a road was closed due to a landslide triggered by the incessant rains for the past few days, in Kalimpong.

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Landslide destroys a house at Dispur in Assam.

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Relatives burn incense and paper offerings to appease the dead at the site of a landslide in Xinmo village in Maoxian County in southwestern China's Sichuan Province. Crews searching through the rubble left by a landslide that buried a mountain village under tons of soil and rocks in southwestern China on Saturday found bodies, but more than 100 people remained missing.

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Emergency personnel work at the site of a massive landslide in Xinmo village in Maoxian County in southwestern China's Sichuan Province.

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Emergency personnel and local people work at the site of a landslide in Xinmo village in Maoxian County in southwestern China's Sichuan Province.

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Emergency personnel and locals work at the site of a landslide in Xinmo village in Maoxian County in southwestern China's Sichuan Province. Dozens of people are feared buried by a landslide that unleashed huge rocks and a mass of earth that crashed into their homes in southwestern China, a county government said.

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Emergency personnel work at the site of a landslide in Xinmo village in Maoxian County in southwestern China's Sichuan Province. Around 100 people are feared buried by a landslide that unleashed huge rocks and a mass of earth that crashed into their homes, a county government said.

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A view of a house damaged due to a landslide triggered by heavy rainfall in Guwahati, Assam.

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Rescue work in progress after a landslide Tharia village under Umiam Police Station in Meghalaya district due to heavy rains.

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A partially damaged house by landslide triggered by continuous rainfall at Gorchuk, in Guwahati.

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Assam Water Resource Minister Keshab Mahanta visits erosion site on the bank of river Brahmaputra, in Guwahati.

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The earth under the buildings caves in after heavy rains triggered landslides in Aizawl, Mizoram.

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The earth under a multi-storied building caves in following heavy rains in Aizawl, Mizoram.

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Mud and slush cover the slope at the site of a landslide in Kiribathgala, in Ratnapura district, Sri Lanka.

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Sri Lankan soldiers dig earth during rescue efforts in Kiribathgala, in Ratnapura district, Sri Lanka. Kiribathgala Hill known for its gems and precious stones came crashing down last Thursday covering eight houses with their 18 inhabitants. Soldiers have recovered more than a dozen dead bodies.

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Sri Lankan villagers prepare to bury victims of a landslide at a cemetery in Bellana village, in Kalutara district, Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka has appealed for outside help as dozens were killed in floods and mudslides and dozens others went missing.

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Landslide near the base of a multi-storied building after heavy rains at Nabha Estate, in Shimla.

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