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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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Rain-triggered floods, mudslides and lightning have left a trail of destruction in other parts of South Asia.
Several communities have also been cut off in Miyazaki prefecture's Miyakonojo City due to flooding and mudslides. No injuries have been reported yet.
It attributed the mudslide to the heavy rains that have battered the country for several weeks.
Most of the victims including men and teenage boys died from dehydration as a result of severe heat.Most of the bodies remain buried in the mudslides, as very few survivors were rescued last week and taken to hospitals.
Susan Gordon, 76, of Sausalito, California, was asleep in a room on the second floor of her home early Thursday morning when a mudslide spurred by a fierce thunderstorm tore through her duplex. 
Rock and mudslides have also occurred on the Zoopigi to Agros road, where heavy rainfall and dense fog prevail resulting in limited visibility.
Soulja Boy's real name is DeAndre Cortez Way and he has retweeted well wishes from fans and news stories about the mudslides.
"Preliminary indications are that the Thomas Fire burned vegetation which would otherwise have absorbed rainfall and held soils in place, which in turn resulted in the mudflows, mudslides, debris flows or landslides.
Residents and business owners in Santa Barbara County affected by the mudslides should file a claim with their insurance company as soon as possible.
Without the roots of vegetation to hold the soil in place, the soil is easily washed away by rain, causing mudslides. More than 100 hundred homes have been destroyed, but restoration efforts have already begun.
The mudslides were already occurring when Santa Barbara County officials first sent emergency alerts to mobile phones in the area, the Los Angeles Times reported on Thursday.
Truck mudslide Tennis ace Jimmy Connors was evacuated by chopper.