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mudslide

[′məd‚slīd]
(geology)
A slow-moving mudflow in which movement is mainly by sliding upon a discrete boundary shear surface.
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People were asleep when the mudslide hit and were buried in their beds.
Most of Sri Lanka has seen heavy rain over the past few weeks, and the Disaster Management Center had issued warnings for mudslides and falling rocks.
mudslides in south-western China, dpa cited the Xinhua news agency as reporting
org/news/article/Red-Cross-Responds-to-Washington-Mudslide) site , since the day of the devastation, Red Cross has already "mobilized several response vehicles and nearly 100 trained workers to provide support" for the families that had been victims of the mudslide in the rural town of Oso in Snohomish County in Darrington, Washington.
PEKyN (CyHAN)- Mudslides triggered by heavy rains in China's northwest province of Gansu since the start of the week, Xinhua news agency reported.
The mudslide contained about 1 million cubic meters of debris, and was 2,000 meters long, 50 meters wide and six meters deep, the report said.
More than 1,700 people displaced by mudslides in northwest China last week may have to live in tents in a resettlement area throughout winter.
On Thursday, a mudslide also hit the prefecture-level city of Tianshui in the southeastern part of the province, leaving five people missing.
Record rainfall has triggered mudslides across Rio's metropolitan area, causing 147 deaths.
Most of the survivors had escaped to high ground as the mudslide hit the village of Shiao Lin on Sunday.
The mudslide smothered the remote mountain village on Sunday, leaving at least 400 people unaccounted for.
FUKUOKA - A woman's body was found at a mudslide site in Fukuoka Prefecture on Wednesday, bringing the death toll from mudslides and flash floods caused by torrential rain that hit parts of western Japan late last month to 14.